CRIME SCENE TO COURT ROOM is a blog aimed to provide a dynamic and interdisciplinary portal to inform and discuss students about the forensically related issues that plague the legal system. The blog provides an academic platform for the students to discuss their commentaries and analysis of cases with respect to the forensics and criminal procedures involved, as well as to provide the student community a go-to platform for research articles based current and upcoming advances made in crime investigation and solving.
In all, the focus of the blog is to educate emerging lawyers to gain a balanced and informed understanding and criticism of expert evidence and, in a way, aid in policy and system reforms for better and just trials.
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The Forensic Science course, offered by Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences faculty, was established at Jindal Law School with the aim to give the students an opportunity to understand and explore the close and necessary relationship between forensic science and criminal litigation, while at the same time, familiarizing themselves with the different aspects of forensic science, from DNA fingerprinting to trace evidence analysis.
By helping students understand the ground realities of police work and scientific analysis before it gets to the court room, we hope to assist them in fully grasping the importance and implication of forensic evidence and enable them to challenge it in court, if necessary. This knowledge will prepare them to scrutinize and criticize the effect of scientific evidence on judgment and help in achieving fair and just results. Legal professionals will find that they can draw upon this knowledge not only in the practice of criminal law, but also civil law, sports law and art and cultural heritage law.
Apart from taught lectures, the course includes:
- Simulations of Crime Scene Investigation
- Moot courts
- Laboratory work including fibre analysis, document analysis, fingerprint analysis, blood pattern analysis etc.
- Expert panel discussions
- Field visits to National Drug Testing Laboratory, Forensic State Laboratory etc.
You can read more about the students’ experience of the course here.
JINDAL INSTITUTE OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) is a value based research institute of O.P. Jindal Global University which is dedicated to understanding, developing and applying human process competencies through continuous experimentation, research and learning related to applied and experimental behavioural science. It pursues to promote behavioural research that is quantitative and scientific in nature.
JIBS focuses on broad areas like: Social Sciences, Mental Health, Competency Mapping, Neurosciences, Neural Decision Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Psychobiology Management Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Social Psychology, Criminal Behaviors etc.
The Institute seeks to impart an understanding of the human behaviour, their interactions and experiences by integrating the behavioural science with relevant social sciences. With a stimulating framework, JIBS wishes to provide an environment conducive to producing individuals who are professionally equipped and well informed, critical thinkers and researchers. JIBS envisions to be an educational institution which uses modern methods of teaching and allows its students and teachers to gain the most from the institution. It is committed to enhancing educational opportunities and community engagement by expanding and strengthening interdisciplinary, collaborative research programs between behavioural scientists and other disciplines, including basic science and clinical research.