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  1. Criminology  Laboratories

For skills and competency development of the Criminology students, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC) has specialized Crime Laboratory Facilities being maintained for criminalistic subjects such as:

  • Personal Identification (Dactyloscopy)

This is for actual application of knowledge on modern methods of personal identification with emphasis on dactyloscopy and palmistry, which embrace the identification and comparison of fingerprint patterns and ridge characteristics; the scientific method of collection, recognition, development and preservation of latent prints; the recording and classifying of fingerprints that include the Henry System and the FBI extension; and comparison of standard and evidence fingerprint including the use of fingerprint kit and fingerprint comparator. Various colors of fingerprints powders are used and chemicals, ninhydrin and iodine crystals, fingerprint kit and other systems of retrieving latent fingerprints.

  • Forensic Photography (Police Photography)

This is for actual application of knowledge on the techniques of photography; taking of still pictures with use of various lenses; dark room procedures; processing and printing of black & white and colored films and use of various solutions as well as the use of different cameras.

  • Forensic Ballistics (Firearm Identification)

This is for scientific study of firearm identification by means of fired bullets and shells; the use and operation of the bullet comparison microscope and camera; bullet recovery capsule; and other laboratory equipment.

  • Questioned Documents Examination

This is for scientific methods of identification and examination of questionable documents, handwriting examination, detection of forgery, falsification and counterfeiting of documents which stress the procedures of restoring and deciphering erasures and obliterations, examination of document by means of visible light, ultra-violet and ultra-red radiation and colored powders; recognition and selections of standards and examination of questionable typewriting, computerized documents and other forms of modern printing, including the use of questioned document kit, forensic and magnifying glass.

  • Polygraph Examination ( Lie Detection )

This is used in the study of lie detection and interrogation which covers the methods and techniques of conducting polygraph methods of detecting deception; the use of the polygraph instrument and the standard procedures of polygraph examination including modern deception detection techniques, and hands-on on polygraph machine.

  • Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology

This is used in the application of chemistry in the identification of physical evidence. It includes collection, preservation, examination and study of blood, semen and other body fluids for DNA, gunpowder and explosives, hair and textile, fibers, chemical aspects of document examinations; problems of glass fragments and glass fractures; moulage; metallurgy; petrography as applied to crime investigation, study of nature, physiological action, chemical and physical properties, dosage, treatment and detection of poisons, including the use of different pieces of equipment and apparatuses.

  • Crime Scene and Interrogation Rooms

These are fully furnished crime scene and interrogation rooms where the students can simulate any indoor crime scene investigation and interrogation.