TO 100 ANNIVERSARY OF OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST-CRIMINALIST MIKHAIL VASILYEVICH SALTEVSKYI
Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics
The paper describes creative and life path of Doctor of Law, Professor M. V. Saltevskyi (08.11.1917-23.08.2009) - an outstanding Ukrainian scientist-criminalist, one of the founders of the Kharkiv forensic science school. The paper focuses on the practical contribution of M. V. Saltevskyi to the development of forensic studies of the Kharkiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations. During his work at the Institute, he proved himself to be a talented expert and scientist; his active life
... tion was realized in the personal execution of a considerable number of complex and unusual examinations, in the preparation ofpublications and inventions (three author's certificates on inventions, new methods of measuring photography and identification of sound recording devices, improvement of forensic metric camera FSM-1 construction, etc.). As an experienced forensic expert, M. V. Saltevskyi participated in the inspections of places of incidents, investigative experiments, court sessions. Each of these events was conducted with creative inspiration and responsibility. He successfully combined scientific, methodical and expert work, assisting employees of law enforcement agencies, prosecution offices, courts. The powerful contribution ofprofessor M. V. Saltevskyi to development of the general theory of criminalistics, the theory criminalistic identification, separate criminalistic theories, criminalistic technics, criminalistic tactics and methods ofinvestigation ofseparate kinds of crimes. The brightest pages of formation and development criminalistics in Ukraine andfar behind its limits are connected with his name. Numerous publications of the scientist have not lost their actuality to this day, still being in demand by criminalistic scientists, forensic experts- practitioners, employees of law enforcement bodies and other institutions. The scientific heritage of Professor M. V. Saltevskyi largely determines the current trends of the scientific research in the Criminalistics and Forensic Expertise.