• I. A. Petrova
  • O. P. Snigerov
Keywords: forensic expert, personality, practical activity, ethical principles, professional ethics, scientific component


Founders of a forensic examination science positioned theirforensic expert work not otherwise than research activity which is primarily directed at the development and accumulation of scientific knowledge and theirfurther introduction in the application of law. The paper considers a number of factors which influence upon formation of the personality of the modern forensic expert. Also it presents the characteristic and defines the features of separate components of this process, from which the scientific and ethical ones are considered. The scientific component is presented by interaction of a science and practice which gives to the gathered knowledge with the possibility of their realization in the practical activities of the forensic expert, forms his professional thinking. Development of the scientific thinking of the forensic expert is one of the most importantfactors of his becoming whereas formation of the creative person cannot occur without maximum use of informative activity. In formation of the professional forensic expert the important place occupies reception ofnew knowledge by scientific cognition which overruns the limits of the existing system of knowledge, and the use of new rules. It’s expediently to refer the profession of the expert by modern criteria of evaluation to a top of professional skill, which can only be reached by means of full self-development and maximal self-realization of the personality. The ethical component forms an ethical culture and arranges the basе points of the behavior ofa professionalforensic expert. Correct perception of the ethics principles helps the expert in resolving difficult situations and allows to effectively carry out an expert activity. In its turn the observance of ethical standards in the course of a forensic expert activity is not only the guarantee of a reliable result and a positive microclimate in the collective, but and a precautionary measure concerning expert errors.

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Petrova, I. A., & Snigerov, O. P. (2017). FORMATION OF A PERSONALITY OF A MODERN FORENSIC EXPERT. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 17, 165-171.