Short bio

Alba Benítez Boldo is an exchange Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christophe Vandeviver. Her research focuses on Forensic Intelligence, namely the determination of phenotypic traits from DNA for identification purposes.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology (Universidad de Málaga) and a Master’s degree in Criminalistics (Universidad Camilo José Cela).  She specializes in Private Security (UMA), Forensic Graphology and Calligraphy (IpsigraP), and Computer Forensics (Level I and II) (FCI).   

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  • DNA (phenotypic traits)
  • Forensic Intelligence
  • Forensic Graphology and Calligraphy
  • Private Security
  • Computer Forensics

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Virtual Reality at the Crime Scene

We developed an educational project using technological resources so that more people could acquire knowledge about Criminalistics.
We combined our knowledge in Criminology and Criminalistics with the digital skills we had at our disposal. We offered a Virtual Reality game with educational material on the investigation and analysis of a crime scene.
This project was developed by a team of students from Universidad Camilo José Cela.