Course Credit: 3+0
Module 1- Law
Definition of Law, Court, Judge, Basic Terminology in Law, Introduction to Criminal Procedure Code, FIR, Difference between civil and Criminal Justice, Object of Punishment, Kinds of Punishment, Primary and Sanctioning Rights Primary and Secondary functions of Court of Law. Law to Combat Crime-Classification – civil, criminal cases. Essential elements of criminal law. Constitution and hierarchy of criminal courts. Criminal Procedure Code. Cognizable and non-cognizable offences. Bailable and non bailable offences. Sentences which the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate may pass.
Laws specific to Forensic Science: Indian Penal Code pertaining to offences against persons –
Sections 121A, 299, 300, 302, 304A, 304B, 307, 309, 319, 320, 324, 326, 351, 354, 359, 362, 375 & 377 and their amendments.
Indian Evidence Act – Evidence and rules of relevancy in brief. Expert witness. Cross examination and re-examination of witnesses. Sections 32, 45, 46, 47, 57, 58, 60, 73, 135, 136, 137, 138, 141. CrPC – Sections 291,291A, 292 & 293 in the code of criminal procedure
Module 2- Police Science
Definition and scope----Police organization under central government: general information about their structure and function BPR&D, CBI, IB, RAW, NCRB, NICFS, NPA, UT Police Force, International Police Organization: INTERPOLE- history, structure general and special notices, State Police organization: general organization of police at state and range level. Police organization at district level.
Module 3- Acts Relating to Socio-economic and Environmental Crimes
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Essential Commodity Act. Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Explosive Substances Act. Arms Act. Dowry Prohibition Act. Prevention of Food Adulteration Act. Prevention of Corruption Act. Wildlife Protection Act. I.T. Act. Environment Protection Act. Untouchability Offences Act
References and Suggested Readings:
1. D.A. Bronstein, Law for the Expert Witness, CRC Press, Boca Raton (1999).
2. Vipa P. Sarthi, Law of Evidence, 6th Edition, Eastern Book Co., Lucknow (2006).
3. A.S. Pillia, Criminal Law, 6th Edition, N.M. TripathiPvt Ltd., Mumbai (1983).
4. R.C. Nigam, Law of Crimes in India, Volume I, Asia Publishing House, New Delhi (1965).
5. (Chief Justice) M. Monir, Law of Evidence, 6th Edition, Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (2002).