Polish Forensic Association is a registered, voluntary, autonomous, non-profit association with a legal personality. It operates according to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, Law on Associations and to applicable law. In 2004 PTK received a status of an institution of public utility. The name of the Association and its logo are proprietary and reserved.
The main objectives of the Association are:
- popularising the newest achievements of forensics science and related disciplines, whetting and developing interest in forensic knowledge, promoting development and achievements of criminology and forensic practice, which do not violate professional secrecy or the public interest while being shown to broad public;
- disseminating the achievements of forensic science and related disciplines, organising symposiums, congresses and conferences, readings, lectures and training courses, initiating and conducting scientific research and cooperating with the relevant institutions, developing cooperation and scientific contacts with kindred environments and institutions in the country and abroad, conducted within the context of European integration;
- taking action directly related to, or conducive to, the prevention and combating of criminal offenses and criminogenic phenomena;
- establishing and overseeing the norms and standards of forensic testing, forming high scientific level of expertise and work ethics, deepening and improving forensics knowledge, supporting skill & professional qualifications raising and obtaining academic degrees;
- representing, informing, promoting and speaking on behalf of members of the forensic community or separate groups and their interests in front of various entities, bodies and institutions;
- conducting activities including performing specialized research, forensic research, issuing opinions, supervising and empowering criminalistics experts;
- carrying out activities supporting economic development, mainly through the organisation of various contact forms for representatives of forensic science and practice, but also by using business achievements of criminology and directing and profiling of scientific research;
- carrying out activities to protect cultural property and art, such as protection of copyrights, consumer rights, human rights, women’s rights and freedom; conducting activities for employment and professional activation of the unemployed;
- conducting supporting activities and assistance in various forms and other activities for groups in a particularly difficult life or material situation, discriminated against or rejected environmentally or socially, coming from criminogenic environments, victims of crime, people in contact with crime or law enforcement and judicial bodies, perpetrators of crime under primary prevention and resocialisation;
- carrying out other non-economic activities to achieve the goals and objectives consistent with the task spheres of institution of public utility included in the statute of the Association.