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CC 101 - Introduction to Forensic Science

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Crime has existed for ages, and with modernization and rapid changes in technology, offenders now employ hi-tech crime-committing methods. Due to this, conventional methods alone are not enough to catch the perpetrators. Though the age-old principles of forensic science to catch criminals’ remain the same, the methods to execute them have changed with time.

To equip the future generation of forensic experts, SIFS India’s Classroom Course in Introduction to Forensic Science is perfect to start your career in this fast-growing domain and gain practical skills to give a boost to your investigative skills and assist legal bodies in providing justice to the innocent.

After course completion, you will have a good theoretical and practical understanding of the workings of this field. You will also get access to several real-life case studies during the course that will equip you with the skills to face real-world cases with confidence.

The course is perfect for career advancement and will empower you with the required knowledge and skills to stand out among your peers and increase your job prospects, contributing to your personal and professional growth.

  • Introduction to Forensic Science


    In this module, you will be introduced to the forensic science domain, including its history, fundamental principles, subfields, and significance during criminal investigations. The concept of institutional structures, government and private laboratories, and the role and uses of this science within a legal context are also covered. The module further explores the importance of maintaining a chain of custody, which includes accurate collection, preservation, inspection, evaluation, and reporting of evidence.


    This module covers the study of different types of crime scenes, both indoor and outdoor, methods for securing and recording crime scenes, like note-making, sketching, photography, and videography, the role of the first respondent and forensic scientist at the crime scene, and the importance of Locard’s Exchange Principle.

    You will also learn about various types of evidence encountered at the crime scene (physical, chemical, biological, and testimonial), evidence searching methods (spiral search, grid search, strip search, zone search), techniques to collect, preserve, and package evidence, the crime scene reconstruction process, and the presentation methodology of the evidence in the courtroom.


    This module explores the concept of advanced and latest crime scene investigation techniques, types of evidence, searching methods, collection, preservation, and packaging techniques of different types of evidence, and the transferring process of that evidence to the forensic laboratories for further investigation. You will also gain insights about what types of evidence are acceptable in court and related issues forensic experts face during legal proceedings.


    This module covers the domain of fingerprint identification, including its historical evolution and significance, fundamental principles, types of fingerprint patterns (arch, loop, and whorl), ridge characteristics, and techniques to record fingerprints. The Henry System of Classification, types of fingerprints found at the crime scene (latent, patent, and plastic prints), and methods of fingerprint lifting and development (physical, fuming, and chemical) will also be covered. The module concludes with a basic introduction to other types of impressions that might be found at a crime scene, including foot, shoe, ear, lip, and palm prints.


    In this module, you will learn about questioned document examination, including principles of examination, problems associated with handling different types of documents, document and handwriting examination techniques, natural variations in handwriting and factors affecting it, types of signature forgeries, examination of different types of documents (altered, indented, charred, etc.), and ways to decipher secret handwriting. Ways to examine typewritten documents, holographic and allographic documents, counterfeit currency, digital signatures, and anti-money laundering documents will also be covered.


    This module introduces you to the world of computer and cyber crime, including their historical evolution, types of cyber crime (phishing, cyberstalking, ransomware, DoS, credit card fraud, identity theft, etc.), cyber crime categories (individual, property, and government), the significance of digital evidence and its types, and steps to be followed while searching for and seizing digital evidence. You will also gain insights about investigative techniques implemented by cyber experts, tools used for evidence analysis and verification, and precautions to take to enhance the chances of evidence admissibility in court.

  • What steps should I follow to enroll for this certificate course?

    To enroll, click on the “Register for Course” option available on the right side of the screen, followed by the provided instructions and payment procedure.

  • Who is eligible to enroll in the certificate course?

    12th (of any stream) pass or any graduate student can enroll in this course.

  • How will I receive confirmation once I have completed the payment procedure?

    Admission confirmation email will be sent to your registered email ID after payment.

  • Will I get study material after registration?

    Yes, you will get study notes and reference books after enrollment.

  • Are there any prerequisites for this certificate course?

    In case of any prerequisites provided by the resource person, we will provide the students with prior information on their email ID.

  • Will there be any exams after completing this certificate course?

    Yes, there will be an exam after completing the certificate course.

  • Will I receive any certificates after completing the certificate course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the certificate course, you will receive a certificate, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

  • What will be the duration of the lecture?

    The duration of each lecture will be 2 hours.

  • Where to contact in case of any queries or technical support?

    Write to us at, call: +91-1147074263, or WhatsApp: +91-791-7303913002.

Lori Ann Auker Case Study

In 1989, a 19-year-old woman, Lori Ann Auker of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was murdered.

The body was examined by a pathologist to evaluate the time since death. Robert Donald Auker, her ex-husband, was the prime suspect. The reason being a recent Lori’s life insurance policy done by him, along with a statement by her mother and friends that she lived in fear that Robert might hurt her or take away her children.

Though the time of death was estimated by the pathologist, this evidence was not enough to convict him.

The case progressed when the forensic experts inspected the video camera of an ATM near a parking lot where Lori’s car was parked. She was seen climbing on the car driven by her husband on the same day she disappeared.

The car was seized for crime scene reconstruction. After an investigation, Robert was found guilty. He was accused of kidnapping and murder and was sentenced to death in March 1992.

Nisha Khurana


Thank you SIFS INDIA for giving me the opportunity, as a beginner it was wonderful experience. This course has actually broadened my knowledge in the field of forensic science. The lectures provided by the faculties were very interesting and has actually helped me in understanding the subject very easily. 

Ashish Maskeen


It was a really an amazing experience at SIFS INDIA.

The course I enrolled for, was very well framed and enriching. I would extend my gratitude towards the faculties of SIFS INDIA who guided me during my studies.

Damini Bijalwan


Team at SIFS INDIA, gives their best in resolving your queries. Thank you so much to the entire team for inspiring me. 




I am overwhelmed by the efforts put by the entire SIFS team. Thank you for giving me this platform, I have learned a lot. The teacher at SIFS are very experienced and explain everything in very effective way. 

Thank you!!



Afreen Tarannum

Afreen Tarannum

Senior Scientific Officer
Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Managing Director

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