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Language: English

Learners Enrolled: 120 (Past) + 1 (Active)

Course Duration: 30 Days

Course Fees (INR): 5500/-

Course Description

Forensic science is an integrative subject combining several branches of learning used for inquiring crime scenes and collecting evidences to be used in the trial for prosecution of offenders in a court of law. The techniques of forensic science are used to scrutinize acquiescence with international agreements regarding weapons of mass destruction. This course is beneficial for anyone involved in dealing with physical traces and evidences in criminal investigation and trial. In addition, the other professionals involved, the lawyers and the judges shall also know the applications, the potentialities and the limitations, so that they can utilize the evidence fully and correctly in the dissemination of justice.

Target Audience:

  • A highly recommended course for all legal professionals and also professionals like medico-legal experts, investigating officer and police personals involved in any stage of criminal justice system.
  • This course is beneficial for anyone involved in dealing with physical traces and evidences in criminal investigation and trial. In addition, the other professionals involved, the lawyers and the judges shall also know the applications, the potentialities and the limitations, so that they can utilize the evidence fully and correctly in the dissemination of justice.

Benefits of Doing This Course:
  • This course is beneficial for law students to develop a scientific critical understanding of evidences used in the criminal justice delivery system. This course is beneficial to those also who can be a part of any investigation as knowledge of forensic science helps to provide leads to the investigation and locate hidden and correct clues and also proper samples for comparison.
  • After this course one would be able to understand the nature of physical evidence to be collected and where it is found. It will make one aware the importance of how traces are to be collected, preserved, packed and dispatched.
  • This course is also beneficial for everyone to know how to preserve the evidence at the scene or with the victim, so that the authenticity and integrity of the evidence remains intact and the evidence can provide a proper linkage between the criminal and the crime.
  • The outcome of this course is to develop scientific temper which in turn shall be beneficial for an individual to verify the prosecution version, the defense version and find the correct version. This in turn will save the innocent accused by de-linking him, via clues, with the victim or with the scene of crime.

Jobs & Career Opportunities:

  1. Pathologists: Pathologists may choose to specialise in the domain of medical forensics. These professionals are responsible for conducting autopsies on bodies to determine the cause of death. They may assist in the investigation of crimes like murders and evaluate the findings of autopsies. Forensic pathology is a specialisation within a medical course that involves residency training.
  2. Forensic Science Technician: Forensic science technicians work at crime scene investigations and are responsible for gathering and analysing evidence. They may take photos and keep written records of crime scene evidence. These professionals most commonly work for crime labs, police departments and medical examiner offices.
  3. Private Investigator: Private investigators investigate both civil and criminal cases on behalf of clients. They may occasionally require the help of local law enforcement and forensic technicians on their cases.
  4. Criminal Lawyer: Criminal lawyers help their clients get the best outcomes out of standing criminal cases against them. A deep knowledge of forensic science is highly beneficial for criminal lawyers, as it is a central part of their work. Criminal lawyers themselves may perform several forensic investigations related to their cases. They also interact frequently with law enforcement officials and forensic technicians.
  5. Forensic Scientist: Forensic scientists are responsible for identifying, studying and testing evidence related to crimes and civil disputes. They may work in-house or on a contract basis with government agencies. They may also work with private institutions and lend their consultation services to clients. Their work is crucial for the development of forensic science as a subject, and they may even devise new methods and practices that can be applied in the field.
  6. Forensic Analysts:  Forensic analysts typically aid in the investigation and judiciary procedures associated with cyber crimes. They may also work within the cyber cell of the police force or with cyber police officers to gather data related to criminal or civil cases. For example, the cyber police may require a forensic analyst to gather call records or triangulate the locations of suspects at a given time. Forensic analysis is a critical part of many investigation routines and hence, skilled analysts are often in high demand.
  7.  Police Officer: In addition to working with trained forensic technicians, police officers undergo forensics training themselves, especially when they step into higher positions in the force. Although you may not require formal academic qualifications in forensic science to become a police officer, forensic work is a crucial element of police work. Candidates with a forensic science degree may consider appearing for the IPS (Indian Police Service) examination and entering the force as a superintendent of police.
  8. Forensic Investigator: Forensic investigators are responsible for investigating evidence found at a crime scene. They may take photos of the crime scene, collect samples and examine evidence in a lab. They then use the evidence to make assumptions regarding the details of the crime.
  9. Forensic Science Professor: A professor teaches students at the graduate or postgraduate level. To teach forensic science as a professor, you may require higher academic qualifications like an M.Sc (Master of Science) or PhD in forensic science. Professors mentor students, assign academic objectives, conduct lectures, review assignments and evaluate the performance of students.
  10. Forensics Manager: Crime labs may process multiple operations at a time and may require professionals to manage routine activities. A forensics manager is a professional who oversees the activities that support criminal investigations. They may plan, direct and coordinate various activities related to forensic science within a crime lab or other forensics organisation.
  11. Forensic Specialists: Forensic specialists assess physical evidence from a crime scene using various methods of analysis, including chemical, instrumental and microscopic methods. They may work with biological fluids, drugs, blood, residue and other materials found at a crime scene. They may serve as expert witnesses in court cases and conduct research related to new forensic equipment and technology.

Other Important Information About This Online Course:
  • Maximum duration to complete the Course: 1Month
  • Course Fees: RS. 5,500/- (Several Payment Options Available: Credit & Debit Cards, Cheque, Demand Draft, Cash, Wire Transfer – NEFT, PAYTM)
  • Online Evaluation Method: Based on “Multiple Choice Question (MCQs)” and an “Assignment Submission” of 500 words.
  • The score of the online examination will be taken as final result and Grade will be assigned as per the following scheme: Grade A – 80-100, Grade B – 65-79, Grade C – 50-64, Reattempt – Below 50.
  • Next Batch: Each IALM course starts immediately after payment. Students can register online for the course any time. Upon payment of fees and registration, the present Course will start immediately.

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