Course Introduction

Introduction to Forensic Science

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Since, time immemorial crime has been part of our social world, earlier it was easy to catch the perpetrator as the methods used were conventional in nature, with the growth in technologies rapid changes were observed in the modus operandi of the crimes too. It is this growth that called upon the use of forensic science. As the very known fact need of forensic science was there from the very beginning but the hardcore implementation does not dates way too back. 

It would not be incorrect to say that the value of forensic science is increasing day by day because of its justifiable role in law enforcement and other valuable sectors. Basically it is the application of the sciences which is used to solve the crime. Through the applications of pure science like chemistry, physics, and biology, forensic scientists are able to find the reasons and clues to solve the disputes. 

 A picture of this field was enhanced by books and television shows too. This is often deceptive as a result of rhetorical science is objective, unbiased, and applies equally to either facet of any criminal, civil, or alternative legal matter. Forensic science and criminal investigation course focuses on enhancing the in hand practice and capability of an expert to anticipate and perceive the basics on which the science of forensic depends. As each crime scene and therefore the crime committed is exclusive in its own manner. By the analysis of the clues one can readily establish a link between crime and the criminal. 

After completion of this course, learner will have more clear theoretical knowledge and will also attain expertise in practical field. It will not only shed light on the unexplored and unseen areas of investigation quest, but will also teach how to deal with the real evidence.


  • Introduction to Forensic Science

    MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE

    This course module will acquaint you with the Fundamentals, History, Basic Principles, and Significances of Forensic Science, Institutional Structures, Government and Private Laboratories, Role, and Uses of this Science in Criminal Justice System. It also includes the chain of custody i.e. the collection, preservation, inspection, evaluation, and report writing of evidence. This field includes various sub-fields. The first section introduces you to the diversity of Forensic Science in its legal context.

    MODULE 2 – CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT

    The first part of crime scene investigation and management module will introduce the student to the definition and types of crime, role of Crime Scene Investigator, importance of Locard’s Exchange Principle, and types of Crime Scene such as Indoor Crime Scene and Outdoor Crime Scene. The other section of this module will be discussing the different types of evidence such as Fragile or Transient Evidence and Solid or Tangible Evidence. In the module learners will also learn about different evidence searching methods like Spiral Search, Grid Search, Strip Search, Zone Search, etc. with Crime Scene Reconstruction.

    MODULE 3 – PHYSICAL EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION

    This module will introduce you to modern methodology of investigation and searching methods of the physical evidence with its definition, types, and their significance. The topic will include the collection, preservation, packaging, and forwarding of different types of evidence to the Laboratories and their outcomes. This course is designed to instruct the student to the multiple real case studies.

    MODULE 4 – FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION

    This module would introduce you to the definition, history, development, and basic patterns of fingerprints and their sub-classes. In addition, you will be acquainted with the nature of fingerprints at the scene of crime which may be latent, visible, or plastic in nature. Fingerprints are classified in several classifications such as Henry System/ Ten Digit Classification which will be elaborated in this module along with the procedural methods of the development and lifting of the fingerprints.

    MODULE 5 – QUESTIONED DOCUMENT EXAMINATION

    In this module, you will be taught about the documents, their nature, problems, and examination. The fundamentals of handwriting verification, examination, and signature verification are introduced to the students along with the practical sessions on the common types of cases that we encounter on a general basis. This module will enable the students to differentiate very precisely between genuine writing and signature, to a forged one.

    MODULE 6 – COMPUTER AND CYBER CRIME

    The use of computers in almost all the areas of society has provided the criminals an opportunity to use computers as the most smart and accessible way to commit serious crimes, such as pornography, phishing scams, identity theft and so. Therefore, this course will provide the students a platform to have a close look to the types of common cybercrimes and the techniques to cope with them by strengthening one’s social security.


  • Who can enroll for the certificate course?

    12th (of any stream) Pass or any Graduate student can enroll for the certificate course. 

  • Will I receive any confirmation email after completing the registration?

    Yes, you will receive the confirmation email.

  • Will I be getting the study material?

    Yes, you will receive the study in material in soft copy form. 

  • Will I get practical experience?

    This certificate course is the combination of theory and practical work both.

  • Do I have to appear for an exam?

    Yes, you have to appear for an online exam.

Beverly Allitt 

Beverly Allitt, a nurse also named Angel of death, working at Grantham and Kesteven hospital from 1991 to 1993. The victims of Allitt were between the age of 17 weeks old and 11 years old. Although she had committed a series of murder, by injecting the potassium chloride, which causes cardiac arrest to the victim but was suspected as the culprit when 15-month-old Claire Peck died, though the staff was suspicious as the number of cardiac arrest case was increasing and at that time only nurse, Allitt had the authority to access all needy drugs. Allitt was confirmed as a culprit, when the police officials were called and started the investigation. After that, it is revealed that Beverly Allitt was suffering from a disorder known as Manchausens Syndrome by proxy, in which the patient causes the illness, bodily injury, or death to the other person generally children. Allitt was convicted to 13 life sentences in 1993.

Lori Ann Auker

There was a 19-year-old women, Lori Ann Auker of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania was murdered, in 1989. The body was sent to the pathologist to estimate time since death. The prime suspect of the Lori was her separated husband, Robert Donald Auker, as he had recently done a life insurance policy on Lori, and Loris mother and friends also told the police that she was living in fear of Robert that he would hurt or take away their children. Although, the pathologist was able to estimate the time of death this was not enough to solve the crime. The case was enlightened, when the video camera of an ATM found near the parking lot where the victim's car was parked was grabbed and inspected by the forensic experts. Lori was found climbing on that car which was driven by her husband on the same day of her disappearance Investigators seized the car to reconstruct the scene and to ensure the car in which Lori got into. Robert was found guilty and charged with kidnapping and murder and in March 1992 he was convicted to a sentence of death.

Nisha Khurana

5

Thank you SIFS INDIA for giving me the opportunity, as a beginner it was wonderful experience. This course has actually broadened my knowledge in the field of forensic science. The lectures provided by the faculties were very interesting and has actually helped me in understanding the subject very easily. 

Ashish Maskeen

4

It was a really an amazing experience at SIFS INDIA.

The course I enrolled for, was very well framed and enriching. I would extend my gratitude towards the faculties of SIFS INDIA who guided me during my studies.

Damini Bijalwan

4

Team at SIFS INDIA, gives their best in resolving your queries. Thank you so much to the entire team for inspiring me. 

Amandeep

5

Amandeep

I am overwhelmed by the efforts put by the entire SIFS team. Thank you for giving me this platform, I have learned a lot. The teacher at SIFS are very experienced and explain everything in very effective way. 

Thank you!!

 

Instructors

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Managing Director
Kratika Mishra

Kratika Mishra

Senior Scientific Officer

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