Erwin B. Bucio, the current dean of the College of Criminal Justice of Liceo de Cagayan University, successfully completed his degree in Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology at the Philippine College of Criminology, Sta. Cruz, Manila, by ably defending his dissertation entitled “Crime Prevention and Security Strategies Implemented as Perceived Among the Residents in the Cities of Northern Mindanao: Basis for a Generic City Ordinance”.
Atty. Bucio was born in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. He obtained his primary and secondary education at South City Central School, Gingoog City and Gingoog City Comprehensive National High School, respectively. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Master of Science in Criminology at Cagayan de Oro College, Cagayan de Oro City. He is a registered Criminologist by distinction as he garnered the 15th place during the 1999 Licensure Examination for Criminologists.
He finished his Bachelor of Laws at Liceo de Cagayan University. He took and passed the 2010 Philippine Bar Examinations and was admitted to the practice of law on April 15, 2011. As a lawyer, he devoted part of his time as notary public and as litigation lawyer in civil, criminal and administrative cases.
For almost 12 years now, he has been appointed dean of the College of Criminal Justice of Liceo de Cagayan University. He is a regular reviewer in some of the review centers offering review for Licensure Examinations for Criminologists. He is an accreditor of Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for Criminology Program and a professor of the Graduate School of Liceo de Cagayan University. As alumni of Liceo, he has been the legal adviser of the Liceo de Cagayan University Alumni Association.
He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Misamis Oriental Chapter, Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines, Philippine Educators Association for Criminology Education, Council of Deans for Criminology Education – Region 10. In 2011, he was awarded by the Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines (PCAP) as one of the Outstanding Criminologists of the Philippines. He was also awarded as Outstanding Alumni of the Cagayan de Oro College Alumni Association in 2013.