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B.Sc. Forensic Sciences

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Bachelor of Science in Forensic Sciences is an undergraduate Forensic Science course. The minimum duration of this program is three years. Course deals with the most scientific ways in which various kinds of crimes or activities can be proved. Forensic Science is essentially a crime and laboratory-based profession. But the expertise of a forensic professional is also used in civil cases for issues like proving the validity of a signature on a will, to a claim of the products liability, to find out whether an industry is complying with environmental rules or not. Forensic Science is broadly grouped into three Types: Medical, laboratory and field science.

How is B.Sc. Forensic Sciences Course Beneficial?

•    It is beneficial to develop your forensic skills in an internationally recognized learning and research environment, acquire in-depth knowledge of new forensic analysis methods and innovations, and gain valuable experience from real-life casework.
•    Career opportunities exist in forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, and education, in government institutions and in chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
•    This program brings science out of textbooks and into real life by providing you with professional training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology, forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology.
•    They can also work as teachers in institutes that conduct courses in this subject.

 

Eligibility

  • Pass in class 12th with minimum 60% in aggregate in Physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, biochemistry, microbiology, B.Pharm., BDS or applied science.

Syllabus

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

1

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Behavior          

2

Crime and Socio Cultural and Psychological Factors

3

Law And Criminal Behavior

4

Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic Science Laboratory–Expert Testimony and Laws Specially Related to Forensic Science

5

Crime Scene Investigation-Importance, Location  and Evaluation                       

6

English

7

Behavioral Science I

8

Foreign Language I

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

9

Practical I

Sem. II

1

Physical Evidence in Forensic Science

2

Ten Digit Fingerprint Classification–Latent Fingerprint, Footprints, Tool Marks and Tyre Impressions

3

The Metric System and Physical Properties of Evidence- Analysis of Physical Evidences-Glass,  Fiber, Soil, Paint and Hair

4

Blood Analysis, Phenolphthalein Test, Benzedine Test, Blood Pattern Analysis, Grouping, Species Identification

5

English

6

Behavioral Science II

7

Foreign Language II

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

8

Practical II

Sem. III

1

Fundamental Introduction to Biology and Chemistry

2

Analysis of Biological Fluids Like, Semen, Vaginal Swabs, Saliva, Sweat, Urine, Feces and Vomit

3

Introduction to Toxicology, Classification of Poisons and their effect on Human Body

4

Pharmacological and Toxicological effects and Chemical Examination of different types of Poisons and Drugs

5

Communication Skills I

6

Behavioral Science III

7

Foreign Language III

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

8

Practical III

Sem. IV

1

Handwriting and Typewriting Analysis

2

Examination of Fraudulent Documents, Erasers, Obliterations, Overwriting, Indented Writing, Invisible Writing Etc

3

Photography

4

Forensic Anthropology

5

Communication Skills II

6

Behavioral Science IV

7

Foreign Language IV

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

8

Practical IV

Sem. V

1

Microscopy-Simple Microscope, Compound Microscope, Comparison Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Fluorescence Microscope & Stereo Microscope

2

Spectrophometry (U.V-Visible) and X-Ray Diffraction Techniques

3

Arson and explosion investigation

4

Research Methodology and Statistics

5

Communication Skills III

6

Behavioral Science V

7

Foreign Language V

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

8

Practical V

Sem. VI

1

Ballistics-classification of Firearms, Examination of Cartridges, Firearms, Determination of range of Firing, Accidental Firing, Collection of Firearm related evidences

2

Wounds and its Medico-Legal Aspects

3

DNA Fingerprinting

4

Personal Identification

5

Communication Skills IV

6

Behavioral Science VI

7

Foreign Language VI

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

8

Practical VI

Colleges

•    Punjabi University, Patiala
•    University of Delhi - DU, Delhi
•    Amity University, Noida

Course Suitability

•    Those who have the ability to keep an open mind and concentrate on the hard evidence are suitable for it.
•    They must have analytical thinking and reasoning skills.
•    They must also have good control over their emotions and possess the ability to work both individually and as part of a team while under large amounts of stress.
•    Applicants have a working knowledge of chemistry, the scientific method and computers. They need to conduct chemical analysis tests under lab safety protocols.

Job Types

•    Forensic Scientist
•    Crime Scene Investigator
•    Private Investigator
•    Forensic Consultant
•    Drug Analyst
•    Environmental Investigator
•    Police Officer
•    Drug Tester - Human and Animal Sports
•    Forensic Researcher

Advance Course in B.Sc. Forensic Sciences

•    M.Sc. (Forensic Science)

 

 

 

 

 



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