Course Introduction

Certificate Course Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

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  • Curriculum
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  • Case Studies
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Due to increasing competition in the job market, an add-on certification has become necessary for every person to stand ahead of others beyond the degree course. People of all age groups seek additional certification to stand out at their workplace and outshine their competitors. Hence, Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS) India offers Certificate Courses in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation. The course primarily focuses on providing an opportunity for all learners of all ages and encouraging them to enhance their current skills.


With this course, students will develop a strong understanding of modern crime trends, investigation techniques, latest scientific advancements, awareness and risk management with a view of preventing crime.

1. To create new platforms, strengthen existing platforms, and coordinate these platforms to increase information-sharing and improve investigations and prosecutions.

2. To build trust and discuss controversial topics related to forensic science.

3. To assist law enforcement authorities in investigating different cases.

Our Collaborative Universities and Colleges:

1. Atma Ram Sanatan Dhatma College, University of Delhi, Delhi

2. Holy Cross College, Agartala

  • Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation


    This course module will familiarize you with the fundamentals, history, basic principles, and significance of forensic science. You will also learn about institutional structures, government and private laboratories, and the role and uses of forensic science in the criminal justice system. It also includes the chain of custody, i.e., the collection, preservation, inspection, evaluation, and report writing of evidence found at the crime scene. This field includes various sub-fields. The first section introduces you to the diversity of forensic science in its legal context.


    The first part of the crime scene investigation and management module will introduce you to the definition and types of crime, the role of the crime scene investigator, the importance of Locard’s Exchange Principle, and types of crime scenes, such as indoor and outdoor crime scenes. The other section of this module will discuss the different types of evidence, such as fragile or transient evidence and solid or tangible evidence. In this module, you will also learn about different evidence-searching methods like spiral search, grid search, strip search, zone search, etc. with crime scene reconstruction.


    This module will introduce you to the modern methodology of investigation and searching methods for physical evidence, including its definition, types, and significance. The topic will include the collection, preservation, packaging, and forwarding of different types of evidence to the laboratories and their outcomes. This course is designed to introduce the student to multiple real-life case studies.


    This module would introduce you to the definition, history, development, and basic patterns of fingerprints and their sub-classes. In addition, you will be equipped with the nature of fingerprints at the scene of the crime, which may be latent, visible, or plastic in nature. Fingerprints are classified into several classifications, such as the Henry System/Ten Digit Classification, which will be elaborated on in this module along with the procedural methods of the development and lifting of the fingerprints.


    In this module, you will be taught about the documents, their nature, problems, and examination. The fundamentals of handwriting verification, examination, and signature verification are introduced to the students along with the practical sessions on the common types of cases that we encounter on a general basis. This module will enable the students to differentiate very precisely between genuine writing and signature, to a forged one.


    The use of computers in almost all areas of society has provided criminals with an opportunity to use computers as the most smart and accessible way to commit serious crimes, such as pornography, phishing scams, identity theft, and so on. Therefore, this course will provide the students with a platform to have a close look at the types of common cyber crimes and the techniques to cope with them by strengthening one’s social security.

  • Who can enroll for the certificate course?

    12th (of any stream) Pass or any Graduate student can enroll for the certificate course.

  • Will I receive any confirmation email after completing the registration?

    Yes, you will receive the confirmation email.

  • Will I be getting the study material?

    Yes, you will receive the study material via Portal. 

  • What will be the duration of the lecture in a day?

    The lecture duration will be 1 Hour and 30 Minutes. 

  • What will be the mode of lectures?

    The lectures will be delivered through online Platform (Zoom).

  • How can I join via zoom?

    Enrolled candidates will receive the link via email to join the lecture one day prior to the lecture. 

  • Do I have to appear for an exam after completing the course?

    Yes you have to appear for an online exam after completing the course.

Beverly Allitt 

Beverly Allitt, a nurse also named Angel of Death, worked at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital from 1991 to 1993. The victims of Allitt were between the ages of 17 and 11 years old. Although she had committed a series of murders by injecting potassium chloride, which caused cardiac arrest in the victim, she was suspected of being the culprit when 15-month-old Claire Peck died. Though the staff was suspicious as the number of cardiac arrest cases was increasing and at that time only the nurse, Allitt, had the authority to access all needed drugs, Allitt was confirmed as a culprit when the police officials were called and started the investigation. After that, it is revealed that Beverly Allitt was suffering from a disorder known as Manchausen's syndrome by proxy, in which the patient causes the illness, bodily injury, or death of another person, generally children. Allitt was convicted of 13 life sentences in 1993.

Lori Ann Auker

In 1989, a 19-year-old woman, Lori Ann Auker of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was murdered. The body was sent to the pathologist to estimate the time since death. The prime suspect of Lori was her separated husband, Robert Donald Auker, as he had recently done a life insurance policy on Lori, and Loris mother and friends also told the police that she was living in fear of Robert that he would hurt or take away their children. Although the pathologist was able to estimate the time of death, this was not enough to solve the crime. The case was enlightened when the video camera of an ATM found near the parking lot where the victim's car was parked was grabbed and inspected by the forensic experts. Lori was found climbing on that car, which was driven by her husband, on the same day of her disappearance. Investigators seized the car to reconstruct the scene and to ensure the car in which Lori got into Robert was found guilty and charged with kidnapping and murder, and in March 1992, he was sentenced to death.

Kanchana Kohombange


I am happy to share that the Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation course was extremely informative and engaging. The content was well-structured, and the instructors did an excellent job of presenting complex concepts in an understandable manner. The course also incorporated practical elements, which I found particularly valuable.  The instructors were highly knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields. They were always available to answer questions and provide guidance.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in forensic science or considering a career in this fascinating area of investigation.

Batch 2020

Dr. Manoj Himmatlal Madhwani


I'm delighted to announce that the Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation course provided me with a wealth of valuable knowledge and kept me fully engaged throughout. What set this course apart was its inclusion of practical aspects, which I found immensely beneficial. The instructors, who possessed extensive expertise in their respective fields, were consistently accessible for inquiries and offered valuable guidance. 

Batch 2020

Advocate Akula Sai Sudha


First of all I thank the whole Team of SIFS for giving me a wonderful opportunity to develop and grow my education in the Forensics science which was a childhood dream to learn. During this lockdown period sitting at home and making the best use of time and growing up in Professional life was really great with this SIFS TEAM. I enjoyed every bit of the time it was really very interesting and also all the teachers made the subject very easy and understandable. My co-students too were very friendly and shared their views on the topics related to our study. The Practical's too were very interesting and I wish we could do some real time cases during the sessions. Fingerprints analysis .... question documents, digital forensics were too much interesting. Crime Scene investigation in whole is an adventure topic. Thank you all so much . Thank Dr. Ranjeet Sir and Afreen Ma'am you were too good all through. I would love to stay connected and also be a part of SIFS TEAM.

Batch 2021

Gokulram R J


For me all along I studied offline (class room session), picking up from webinar was difficult but, the way SIFS team handled the session was amazing and made it easy for me to understand to a large extend, the study material supplemented to this. Interactive session with attendees from other countries was an added advantage. 

Batch 2021

Nosakhare Joseph IMARIABE


The lectures both theory & practical respectively during the period under review is esteem super. The Institute management team, & resource persons alike are experts and Professionals in their areas of interest, & have good human relations with students. I enjoyed the cooperation amongst students from various Countries.

Batch 2021

Deepali Satyajeet Verma


I really enjoyed the online course. It was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow and as a student it was great and wonderful challenge for me to learn it, which can further develop my knowledge and skills.

Batch 2021

Oniwon, Morolake Oluwatosin


The experience was exceptional, with professional tutors. The sessions were highly interactive, and both the assignments and class activities were approached from a perspective of sharing opinions rather than seeking right or wrong answers. This approach provided participants with a great deal of confidence and an opportunity to freely express themselves. 

Batch 2022



Afreen Tarannum

Afreen Tarannum

Senior Scientific Officer
Arti Varshney

Arti Varshney

Scientific Officer
Ashi Yadav

Ashi Yadav

Scientific Officer
Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Managing Director
Ruchika Dwivedi

Ruchika Dwivedi

Assitant Professor, JECRC

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