The article analyzes forensic activity as one of the forms of activity in the field of legal proceedings. A comprehensive analysis of forensic activity has allowed formulating a number of proposals regarding ways and means of improving it.
Ways of improving forensic activities have been identified and proposed: increasing the level of technical and forensic support for the disclosure, investigation and prevention of crimes; implementation of measures to increase the effectiveness of the participation of specialists of expert services in conducting investigative actions and operational-search measures. There is also indicated on improving research activities and introducing into practice new technical and forensic tools, forensic methods and techniques. Conducting forensic records, analytical and organizational work based on the introduction of modern automated systems and technologies; synthesis and dissemination of best practices and analysis of expert practice; improving the selection, training and placement of employees of expert units, strengthening official and executive discipline. Intensification of interaction between the expert services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with other departments of the internal affairs bodies, as well as with other law enforcement agencies, including at the interstate level is described.
Key words: forensic activity, research work, expert institutions, expert research.