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2-Day Workshop on “Forensic Science in Crime Investigation” | Hidayatullah National Law University | 4th-5th Sept.

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About Hidayatullah National Law University

Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by day.
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh is the Chancellor and Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan is the Vice-Chancellor of the University. “Dharma Sansthapanartham” (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values) is the motto of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.

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About National Forensic Sciences University

The National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) with the status of an Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is the World’s First and Only University dedicated to forensic and investigative sciences.
It was established by the Government of India through Act, 2020 (32 of 2020) with the objective of fulfilling the acute shortage against the increasing demand for forensic experts in the country and around the world.
National Forensic Sciences University erstwhile, known as ‘Gujarat Forensic Science University is the brainchild of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modiji, then Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2009 established in the state of Gujarat to facilitate and promote studies and research and to achieve excellence in the field of forensic science in conjunction with applied behavioral science studies, law, criminology, and other allied areas and technology and other related fields. Prof. (Dr.) J. M. Vyas is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

About the Workshop

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The application of scientific methods to investigate crimes and to find out the suspect person involved in the crime has been playing a decisive role in crime investigation. With the development in science and technology the notion of crime as well as the various methods used by criminals in its commission have experienced a remarkable change. The term ‘Forensic’ is derived from the Latin word ‘forensic which means belonging to courts of justice. ‘Forensic Science can be well-defined as a “scientific discipline which is directed to the recognition, identification, individualization, evaluation of physical evidence by the application of the principles and methods of natural sciences for the purpose of administration of criminal
justice”. ‘Forensic Science’ includes all branches of physical and natural sciences i.e., chemistry, biology, physics, and geology. After the passage of few years, it has established its own branches, which are more or less the exclusive domain of forensic science. Anthropology, odontology, fingerprints, footprints, ballistics, serology, cyber forensic were basically developed to assist the criminal justice administration.
Collection and preservation of ‘forensic evidence’ is a challenging task for the law enforcement agencies which has utmost importance during criminal proceedings.

Further, it has been observed from many cases that due to improper collection of evidence from the crime scene, the prosecution has failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt which ultimately results in acquittal of the accused. Moreover, the production of the ‘forensic evidence’ in an effective manner in the court of law also necessitates skills and knowledge which can be learned through proper training and practice.
The present workshop aims to address all the existing issues and loopholes and will provide a platform of learning to all stakeholders from experienced trainers in the field of forensic science.

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Who May Participate?

• Law Students, Advocates, Research Scholars, Academicians
• Forensic Assistants, Law Enforcement Officers.

Objectives of the Workshop

• To equip the participants about basic concepts and recent trends in forensic science.
• To familiarize the participants with various tools and techniques used by forensic
labs for the detection of crimes.
• To explore challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in the preservation and
production of evidence before the court of law.
• To come up with suggestions and solutions for tackling the challenge of a miscarriage
of justice due to improper collection of evidence.

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Broad Themes of the Workshop

• Introduction to Forensic Science and Law
• Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
• Forensic Anthropology
• Questioned Documents and Handwriting
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Better Methods, Techniques and Tools in Forensic Science
• Law and Forensic Justice
• Role of DNA Tests in Crime Investigation

Registration Link – https://lnkd.in/d_MaCd-j

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