Basics of Forensic Science

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Mr. Vikash Kumar

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Course Name : Basics of Forensic science

Code(Credit) : BSFS0401(4-2-0)

Course Objectives

  • This course will cover in depth knowledge of forensic science, it’s disciplines and importance and working of FSL.

Learning Outcomes

  • The significance of forensic science to human society.
  • The fundamental principles and functions of forensic science.
  • The divisions in a forensic science laboratory.
  • The working of the forensic establishments in India and abroad.

Course Syllabus

Module I: ( 06 hrs)
Basics of Forensic Science: Introduction Global History and Scope, Need and Development, Principles, emphasizing on Specific contribution of Scientists in the field of Forensic Science.

Module II: (08 hrs)
Domains in Forensic Science: Branches of Forensic Science, Police officers, Prosecution, Judicial Officers and Medico legal expert etc. Role and Qualifications of forensic scientists. Code of conduct for forensic scientists, Ethical issue in Forensic Science, professional standards for practice of Criminalistics.

Module III: ( 06 hrs)
Tools and Techniques in Forensic Science, Branches of forensic science. Forensic science in international perspectives, including set up of INTERPOL and FBI.  Duties of forensic scientists. Code of conduct for forensic scientists. Qualifications of forensic scientists. Data depiction. Report writing

Module IV: ( 10 hrs)
Organization set up of Forensic Science Laboratory: Structure and function of State and regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Central Forensic Science Laboratory and facility provided, Mobile Forensic Science Laboratory. Directorate of Forensic Science Service. Police and Forensic scientist relationship, role of FSL in criminal investigation, relationship between forensic expert and judiciary officer, Importance of FSL, National and International scenario of FSL, facilities provided in forensic science laboratory.

Basics Of Forensic Science Lab

  • To study the history of crime cases from forensic science perspective.
  • To write report on different type of crime cases.
  • To perform mock homicide crime scene investigation.
  • Case studies and write report

Text Books:
1. R. Saferstein, Criminalistics, 8th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2004).
2. B.R. Sharma, Forensic science in criminal investigation and trials.

Reference Books:

1. . S.H. James and J.J. Nordby, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton
2. B.B. Nanda and R.K. Tiwari, Forensic Science in India: A Vision for the Twenty First Century, Select Publishers, New Delhi (2001).
3. M.K. Bhasin and S. Nath, Role of Forensic Science in the New Millennium, University of Delhi, Delhi (2002).

Session Plan

Session 1

Basics of Forensic Science: Introduction Global History and Scope.

Session 2

Basics of Forensic science: Need and Development.

Session 3

Principles in Forensic Science.

Session 4

Emphasizing on Specific contribution of Scientists in the field of Forensic Science.

Session 5

Domains in Forensic Science.

Session 6

Branches of Forensic Science.

Session 7

Police Officers.

Session 8

Prosecuation.

Session 9

Judicial Officers.

Session 10

Medico Legal experts.

Session 11

Role and qualification of Forensic Scientists.

Session 12

Code of Conduct for Forensic Scientists.

Session 13

Ethical Issue in Forensic Science.

Session 14

Professional Standard for practice of criminalistics.

Session 15

Tools in forensic science.

Session 16

Techniques in forensic Science.

Session 17

Forensic science in inthernational perspectives.

Session 18

Set up of Interpol.

Session 19

Set up of FBI.

Session 20

Duties of forensic scientists.

Session 21

Qualification of Forensic Scientist.

Session 22

Data Depiction.

Session 23

Report Writing.

Session 24

Organization set up of Forensic Science Laboratory.

Session 25

Structure and function of state and regional forensic science laboratory.

Session 26

Central Forensic Science Laboratory and Facility Provided.

Session 27

Mobile forensic science laboratory.

Session 28

Directorate of forensic science.

Session 29

Police and Forensic Scientist relationship.

Session 30

Role of forensic science laboratory in criminal investigation.

Session 31

Relationship between forensic expert and judiciary officers.

Session 32

Importance of Forensic Science Laboratory.

Session 33

National and international scenario of FSL.

Session 34

Facilities provided in Forensic science laboratory.

Session 35

To study the history of crime cases from forensic science perspective.

Session 36

To write report on different type of crime cases.

Session 37

To perform mock homicide crime scene investigation.

Session 38

Case studies and write report.

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