Forensic science is the application of scientific principles and techniques to investigate and establish facts in criminal and civil proceedings. It includes the analysis of physical evidence, tools, and techniques used in the identification and analysis of evidence from crime scenes, laboratories, and other sources. Forensic science encompasses many diverse disciplines, including chemistry, biology, pathology, toxicology, digital forensics, psychology, medicine, anthropology, and engineering. Forensic scientists are often involved in investigations into criminal activities, and they often provide expert testimony in the courtroom as well.
Forensic Sciences formerly Criminalistics was added to new curriculum. Under this module are:
- Personal Identification Techniques
- Questioned Document
- Forensic Ballistics
- Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
- Forensic Photography
- Lie Detection Techniques (formerly Polygraphy)