In the subject Forensic Science, Biometrics has been used since ancient times. The first textbook on the subject was written by Sir Francis Galton in 1892. The French policeman Bertillon developed a system of personal identification by bodily/physical measurements. It came to be known as the Bertillon system. From about 1910, the fingerprints became more broadly used, since it was easy to equate and stock in comparison to the Bertillon system where many measurements had to be taken from each body part, with many possible errors.
Nowadays, there exist large Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS). In the early 1970s, computer based systems were viable for fingerprints. Face comparison is also commonly done at police stations. The scientific background of face comparisons still needs to be validated. In Forensic Science, there are several efforts for making a face comparison more independent. Despite the face databases that are available, automated searching in these databases is not realistic without going through many false hits.
Iris system databases are labelled to be very operative. However, in Forensic Science, we do not often get cases with iris-comparisons. Commercial systems for iris comparison for access control are implemented in airports. The largest database of irises is reported to be in United Arab Emirates, where over half a million irises were in the database in 2005.
Databases of handwriting are developed, however they are not in widespread use. Also commercial implementation of handwriting comparison exists in the field of biometrics. For forensic science, also several other biometric features are used as evidence. Evidence such as nail marks (from fingernails), are more easily accepted in court. The advantage of the databases of biometrics, such as fingerprints, irises, faces and many more, is that there exist a database and more information can be extracted from them based on statistics.
This course ensures the students to understand various parameters that should be considered in order to recognize the differential aspects related to fingerprints, iris, facial recognition etc., in order to apply in criminal cases involving the utility of Forensic Biometrics.
Module-1 Forensic biometrics
Forensic biometrics has been used for an extended period. Through body measurements Alphonse Bertillon had developed the system of personal identification and developed known as Bertillon system. Fingerprint became extensively used after 1910, comparatively Bertillon system where so many body measurements had to be taken and it may be possible with error. Under this module, you will familiarize with the introduction and definition of forensic biometrics, types of biometrics tools, significance of biometrics in fingerprints, facial reconstruction, iris and retina scan, voice, DNA, handwriting, relevance in forensic science, model of biometric system, use of biometrics, advantages & disadvantages, general biometric system, biometrics difficulties and case studies.
Module-2 Pattern recognition techniques
In 1970, AFIS- Automated Fingerprint Identification System were very feasible for fingerprint record till today. It is a computer based system and largest network has above 30 million subjects in the database. Nowadays facial reconstruction is also very common in investigation and comparison. Iris, handwriting, DNA etc. are also generally used in Forensic. In forensic, also numerous other biometric features are used as evidence proof. The advantages of the biometric database like iris, face, handwriting, fingerprint etc. are that there exist more facts can be mined from them based on statistics.
Investigative techniques and various types of Biometric methods would be introduce you to the pattern recognition & biometrics – face, iris & retinal imaging, speech recognition, fingerprint, palm print, gait pattern, digital signatures, pattern comparison, computer simulation, image processing – image capturing, image restoration & enhancement. Image editing, compression technique – proactive forensic science and the general architecture comparison of different biometric technologies.
Module-3 Image processing
The detailed study of image processing through with legal perspective, along with the facts related to it is of great importance in legal cases students would be acquainted with the introduction to image processing, image enhancement and restoration, method of investigation of erased tapes, analysis of signals (analog video image processing), compression, encryption methods, methods for digital video recording, digitalization techniques and the investigation of integrity of images and videos.
Module-4 Evidence evaluation
Report writing and evidence evaluation module focusses on the components of reports and report formats in respect of crime scene and laboratory findings court testimony, admissibility of expert testimony, pre court preparations & court appearance, examination in chief and the ethics in forensic science.
Module-5 Cases of special importance
Examination and verification of cases are pertaining to forensic examination and would be describe you to the forensic examination of other field such as biology, serology, chemistry, toxicology, examination of documents, examination of fingerprints, examination of ballistics, photography and physics, voice identification, tape authentication, computer frauds pertaining to forensic examination of cases and the uses of biometric methods with special reference to personal identification.
Module-6 Computer and cyber crimes
Cyber world have become a vital portion of the advancements. This detailed module and real-time cutting edge methods are taught to you by business level certified professionals. Module would be comprises the introduction of computer crime, stand-alone computer crimes, printing of counterfeit currency and other documents, computer scanners, imaging software such as Photoshop, photo paint etc., software piracy and the data recovery.
Module-7 Criminal justice system
Criminal justice system, as name suggests, is a legal structure and legal system. Module would be introduce you to the introduction to legal system, structure of police, prosecution & judicial organizations, introduction to IPC and CRPC, sections such as section 291, section 292, section 293, introduction to Indian evidence act, section 32, section 45, section 46, section 47, section 57, section 58, section 60, section 73, section 135, section 136, section 137, section 159, acceptance in court, evaluating accuracy, report writing and case studies.
The evaluation process varies depending upon the course you enroll for, likewise: if you are enrolled for Certification, you will be allotted an assignment during the mid-session of the course, which you are deemed to complete within the month. Similar process is followed in Diploma. But in PG Diploma, after the completion of the assignment during the mid-sessions; a Project-work is assigned during the last quarter, which you have to complete in a month’s time.
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled either in online courses or in distance course. After the completion of the respective course duration, a username and password would be generated for all the enlisted students. The username and the password would be mailed to every student prior to the date allotted for the examination to be held, and accordingly they would be requested by the concerned authorities to check their mails, so that they could use the specified details in order to give their exams on our online examination portal on the allocated date and time.
Note: Every student will be given a username and password a month before the conducting of the exams for the demo-exams, so that they get to know every detail concerned with the online examination pattern.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark sheets and certificates are posted on to the postal address of every student, but only after verifying their postal addresses as mentioned on the submitted application forms. Therefore, the students are always requested to mention their correct and complete address on their application form, in order to avoid further confusion and disappointment.
Training is a decisive part to get a practical and professional knowledge. SIFS India provides an affluence training of Forensic Science. Training schedule is arranged to provide a sympathetic knowledge of Forensic Science practices, principles, case studies and so on.
This collaborative training session is designed for online and distance students. The training would explain the students with practicals of crime scene investigation and management, fingerprint examination, questioned documents verification, practices on live scanner, work on real cases and the digital techniques required to be an investigation and examination of the forensic science and manifold case studies.
Module-1: Mock Crime Scene Investigation- The training session related to crime scene investigation would make the students understand the processing of changed crime scene in a different pattern. The students would be guided on a practical activity, as how to manage the specific crime scene, searching and packaging of evidence on the basis of their nature and secure the crime scene.
Module-2: Practice on Fingerprint- Under this training module you would be familiarize with an introduction of fingerprint, history, classification of fingerprint, development, roll and flat method, development of latent fingerprint through power and chemical method, comparison of fingerprint and report writing. Lifting of other impressions like lip print, footprint and skid marks would also be a part of this module. It will also comprise the practice of fingerprint on live scanner techniques.
Module-3: Questioned Document Examination- Database of handwriting are developed, though they are not in extensive usage. But also commercial application of handwriting and signature comparison exists in the forensic biometrics. Training module includes the detection of forgery. In a practical aspects, you will acquaint with the forgery detection such as tracing-carbon paper, butter paper, window tracing, glass tracing etc., comparison between questioned and specimen document, examination of the photocopied document, verification of signature and handwriting, examination of counterfeit currency, practice on real cases, the process of questioned document inspection and practice and examination of digital signatures.
Module-4: Cyber Forensic- In the practical training sessions offered for cyber forensic, students will be made aware of various cyber threats, their legal aspects, examination methods of fake printing of counterfeit currency and other documents, computer scanners, imaging software such as Photoshop, photo paint etc., software piracy and the data recovery.
Module-5: Forensic Anthropology- In Forensic Anthropology module, you will acquaint with the introduction, identification of bones, examination of bones, evidence collection, difference between human and animal bones, case studies etc.
In practical aspects, module would be comprises introduction of facial reconstruction, its tools and techniques, role and significance of facial reconstruction in forensic biometrics and its admissibility in court.
DURATION OF TRAINING
The duration scheduled for the training is one month during the summer vacations.
ADVANTAGES OF TRAINING
>> The training session specially focusses to bring together online and distance students to enhance their knowledge.
>> Training will provide you the practical knowledge and opportunities to investigate the legal cases.
>> The training session of the course FSP 305 Forensic Biometrics Analysis course familiarize you to brief knowledge of course in classroom assembly.
>> Online and distance students attend to plenary training session and case studies, and learn more about Forensic Biometrics Analysis.
FEE FOR TRAINING
The training would be payable for online and distance learning students. But they already being enrolled as students, therefore they can avail an add-on advantage of earning 15% scholarship on their respective course fee
After the successful completion of one month training, a valedictory function is organized on the last day where students are distributed the certificate and a farewell treat is arranged for the students from the Organization..
Outline towards Forensic Biometrics Analysis career paths
Now a days Forensic Science stands in very broad manner with multiple sub-fields. In facets of crimes and its scenario, Forensic Biometrics is of great help in day to day increasing crime and its numbers. Therefore, a study of Forensic Biometrics may promise an encouraging career to the keen aspirants.
Students with a thorough knowledge of the identification traits of face, fingerprint, palm-print, iris etc. may ensure a successful career with the gradually approaching and advancing science of biometrics and its applications in various fields.
Educational Qualification to set a career in Forensic Biometrics
First level course of the Forensic Science is a Certification Programme. The advantage of this course is, any students can set their career in Forensic Science no matter they belong from any discipline like Science, Commerce or Arts. Forensic courses are also available for the Arts and Science background graduate level students who are interested to start their career from master level programme in the respective investigating science. For those students, who are opting for their Doctorate degree can choose one of the traits of Forensic Biometrics. For those students who are from Arts background, they can start their career in manifold disciplines such as Elements of Criminology, Criminal Law and Police administration.
In this cyber world and on the basis of progressively increasing internet and computer-techniques for identification purposes, it’s very easy to choose a career for those students who are interested in biometric analysis and thus, this way they can make use of plenteous opportunity in private and government sectors. 10+2 and other students can do various courses such as Certification course, Diploma course and PG Diploma course.
Law students and professionals both can do Certification, Diploma Course and P.G. Diploma course offered in Forensic Science.
Sectors in Forensic Biometrics
Job prospects for Forensic Biometric analyst are in Private Sectors, Government Sectors, Law enforcement agencies, Forensic labs; Government and Private Laboratories. Various jobs are offered in the field of Forensic Biometrics for those students who hold ample qualification in the related fields.
Alternate job besides Criminal Investigation and working in Laboratory is teaching with abundant opportunity to upheld one’s career by imparting education.
1. What is Forensic Biometric?
Forensic Biometrics deals with the application of the technique of identification of an individual on the basis of hi physical records, as fingerprint, palm-print, facial features, iris etc. The use of Biometrics has been applied to almost all the fields of job and examination, in order to ensure the individuality of an individual by curbing all the chances of any foul-play.
2. What is the course content of FSP 305?
The course Forensic Biometric Analysis (FSP 305) includes all about introduction to Forensic Biometric and its several branches. Course will introduce you to interactive training session and practicals on specific branches such as Fingerprint, Palm-print, determination of facial features and iris-recognition.
For more details click on- http://www.sifs.in/prospectus/FSP-305-forensic-biometric-analysis.pdf
3. What is the course duration of Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma courses?
All online and distance courses are divided into three certifications i.e. Certificate course for three months, Diploma course for six months and PG Diploma for one year.
4. What qualification is required to be eligible for the above-mentioned courses?
If you are looking for Certificate and Diploma courses, you must have completed your 10+2 or appearing in any discipline from Recognized Board/ School and for PG Diploma course graduation will be required. In the admission process, self-attested mark-sheets and certificates of the previous school/college and transfer certificate along with 2 passport size photographs will be required from the student.
5. Where can I register for distance or online education courses?
We provide online application form for all online or distance students. To download application, form click on- http://www.sifs.in/application-form.pdf
6. When will I receive my study materials, books etc.?
After the completion of your admission process and payment of fee, the students enrolled for online courses will receive a username and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days through mail on their mail id which is mentioned on the application form; whereas distance education students will receive hardcopy of related course materials on the mentioned address by courier or post within 15 working days.
7. What about exams and course credits?
In the last month of your course, we will conduct your online exam. All details regarding your exam will sent to you on the mail id provided by you and the course credits differs according to course code and divided into assignment, project and exam.
For more detail please click on- www.sifs.in/ims
8. How do I get my certificate/mark-sheet, when I have completed my exams?
You will receive your mark-sheet and certificate within a month on your mentioned address by courier or post.
9. What is the difference between online and distance education? Which is the best mode of education?
Both modes of education are good. The only difference between online and distance education is distance education students will get hardcopy material related to their course code, and so the distance learning students will pay Rs. 1000 more as compared to online education students. An extra amount is charged for distance learning students, as the postal charges are included in the course fee.
10. Where do I find out what courses are being offered distance or online?
We provide all information on the website- www.sifs.in
11. Although my degree is in an unrelated field of study, I have taken quite a few science courses. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes. You are eligible for Forensic Biometric Analysis course (FSP 305), if you have completed or if you are pursuing your 10+2 or graduation in any discipline from a Recognized Board/ School/ College.
12. What is the scope and career of forensic education and related courses?
Forensic Science offers a wide range of opportunity to the students aspiring to make their careers as Forensic Scientists and Investigators. With a sense of keen observation and the ability of seeing the unseen are a few traits that would promise the aspiring students to make a colorful career in the wonderful arena of Forensic.
13. Should I pay any extra fee for examination, study materials etc.?
No. Your course fee includes Study materials, Books, Notes, I-Card, Examination Fee. You are not required to pay any extra amount, but in some cases- additional taxes / fees may apply. If you are living out of India and interested in printed notes and books, then you have to pay shipping/postal charges extra. Summer training and practical sessions will be payable for online and distance students with 15% scholarship.
14. What will I get after joining distance course?
You will get User-id and password to access e-library within 7-10 working days. Study materials, notes and books related to your course and id-card will be sent on the address mentioned by you, either by courier or post within 15 working days.
15. How can I pay my course fee by credit card in USD?
Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies, or International students visit this link- http://www.sifs.in/onlinefee.php to check out the fee structure. You can pay your course fee from here- http://www.sifs.org.in/payment (Students enrolled for courses having course duration more than 6 months can pay their Course Fee in maximum two instalments, but Rs. 2000 will be charged extra.)
16. Why is training important?
Training is a vital part of online and distance students. It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to place theories into practicals. It is also very helpful to develop their skills that support professional life by preparing and encouraging them to apply their abilities and knowledge acquired through study in a work later on. So, even before the students completed their course they are trained to be job-ready, therefore increasing the student’s employment prospects.
17. What is the best route to prepare for a career as a forensic scientist?
SIFS INDIA provides professional course Forensic Biometric Analysis (FSP 305) to acquire knowledge from the basics. The course interest attribute to up showing television shows focused on law enforcement and forensics. Subject offers the opportunity to grow your career in many sub disciples.
18. I am interested in a career in this field. Where do I start?
In order to initiate a career into this field, you should have a zeal and urge to unveil the veiled. A certificate, diploma and PG diploma course would help you groom your knowledge theoretically as well as practically, thereby ensuring a safe and secure career.
19. Where will I work?
You may avail opportunities as a Forensic Analyst in Central as well as various State Government Labs. You can also practice as a Forensic Biometric Examiner and present yourself in any Indian Court of Law as an Expert Witness under Section 45 of Indian Evidence Act.
20. What are the other specialized forensic science careers outside the crime laboratory?
Other than working in the Crime Laboratory, you can also be appointed as a Biometric Analyst in Police Stations or you can also be appointed as an Investigator for the Mobile Forensic Laboratory.
In 1994, I was working as a network administrator for a large insurance company. The company was very proud of the fact that it invested insane amounts of money in the latest technology. One day, my boss told me about a new technology that we were going to be trying out called biometrics. About a week later, a package arrived with two fingerprint readers inside. My boss explained to me that the company was going to quit using passwords and start using fingerprint recognition for authentication and that the two readers that had just arrived were for testing purposes.
Unfortunately, those prehistoric fingerprint readers had some serious accuracy problems. Rather than examining a person’s entire fingerprint, they looked at seven different points on a person’s fingertip. If the seven points matched, then authentication was granted. Unfortunately, this meant that the fingerprint readers couldn’t tell the difference between my secretary and me. Others in the office also suffered from similar identity problems. Therefore, we collectively decided that the technology just wasn’t ready and banished the fingerprint readers to the storage closet.
Obviously, the biometrics field has made significant advancements since my experience with the faulty fingerprint readers. Still, while biometrics does have its place in some applications, it is not for everyone. This article examines a few banking industry case studies where biometrics was used effectively, as well as some situations in which it does not belong.
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