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Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals

Forensic Science for Healthcare Professionals

  Healthcare practitioners are very likely to be confronted with forensic cases. However, due to a lack of awareness among healthcare professionals about these problems, these forensic cases are often skipped. The group of healthcare providers includes everybody who works in the hospital, from physicians to nurses, caregivers to administrative staff. Since there is no particular job description for forensic nurses in India and some other developing countries and hence, such shortcomings cause insufficiency in collection and preservation of evidence in forensic cases. It is very much required that the nurses, who manage the legal process in forensic cases, should receive training in forensic nursing in their training process and should be completely equipped with technical and legal knowledge to handle the crucial evidences in specific criminal cases. Any physical injuries caused by weapons, explosions, sharp objects, traffic incidents, fall occurrences, attack cases, intoxications, bur

Types of Documents in Forensic Examination (By Ms. Megha Walia, Assistant Prof. SGT University)

  Types of Document   Any writing surface containing invisible, partially visible or visible matter or writing strokes and convey certain meaning can be defined as document.    ·          Forensic documents can be classified into two categories  i.e.    (i)                        Disputed documents or questioned documents or      suspected documents and   (ii)                       Standard documents.     The disputed documents are the documents which are under scrutiny and are of unknown origin.    The standard documents are the documents of known origin.  Standard documents can again be sub-divided into two categories.   (a)              Specimens or sample writings/signatures and are obtained by the I.O. from the suspect or accused in presence of witnesses or before the court   (b)             Admittedly genuine writings/signatures are normal writings written by the accused in routine course of business.   Questioned Documents are further included in the following classes:   Ø    Do

Forensic Science as a Career Option

  In present scenario, as the crime is increasing day by day, there is an immense need of a discipline that could teach the youngsters that how to detect and prevent the crime happening in the society. For this particular purpose, they have to have the specialized knowledge of the subject that could be applied to overcome all these problems rising day by day; therefore, the Forensic Science comes into the Scene.  What Forensic Science is all about? Forensic Science is basically the application of various scientific principles and techniques in terms of law for the purpose of Justice. The Forensic Science is that branch of science that deals with investigation, collection, examination, analysis and comparison of the evidences encountered at the scene of crime. The physical evidences are all those evidences that are encountered at a particular scene of crime. These may include fingerprints, footprints, blood, hair, fibre, semen, saliva, trace elements etc. Need & Scope of Forensic Sc