STATE -OF -THE-ART-INFRASTRUCTURE LABORATORY

School of Forensic Science & Risk Management

INTRODUCTION

School of Forensic Science and Risk Management  well established, state of the art, highly equipped viz. Forensic Analytical Laboratory, Forensic Biology Laboratory, Forensic Chemistry Laboratory, Forensic Physics Laboratory, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, Fingerprinting and Document analysis Lab, Polygraph Lab and Brain fingerprinting Lab, Forensic Acoustic Laboratory for varied purposes ranging from academics, students hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal cases comprising following auxiliary as well as sophisticated Instruments.

FORENSIC ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

The lab is dedicated for the analysis of various samples from Forensic Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Toxicology laboratories prepared using different sample preparation techniques. The lab is responsible for the confirmatory analysis of these exhibits by providing qualitative and quantitative results. Currently utilised for metal profiling by EDXRF, qualitative and quantitative analysis by UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, simultaneous separation and identification by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. The lab is useful in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

FORENSIC BIOLOGY LABORATORY

The laboratory is devoted for the analysis of several Biological samples such as blood, hair and other biological fluids such as semen, saliva, urine, vaginal secretion, etc. by using several organic, inorganic, qualitative and quantitative techniques. The lab also offers qualitative and quantitative analysis of protein, blood grouping, etc. The laboratory is equipped with numerous auxiliary as well as sophisticated instruments such as Gel electrophoresis, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated centrifuge, and different types of microscopes like Stereo microscope, compound microscope, etc. The lab is utilised in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

FORENSIC PHYSICS LABORATORY

The laboratory is devoted for the Examination of several physical Evidences such as Bullets, Cartridge cases, Firearm, tool marks, glass, soil paint, fibre, etc. This lab is equipped with highly advanced instruments such as comparison microscope, Eyepiece less stereo microscope, High resolution hand- held microscope, etc.  Comparison of different samples can also be done in this laboratory with the use of Comparison microscope. The laboratory has its applications in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal cases as well.

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

The laboratory is dedicated to identification of unknown materials that can be encountered at a crime scene. It usually involves trace evidence analysis of Drugs and its metabolites, alcohol and other beverages, arson and explosive residues, fabric, glass composition, gunshot residue, paint and ink, soil, etc. through various colour tests also known as field test/spot test after extracting the same from  non-biological matrices. Various extraction procedures viz. Liquid – Liquid Extraction, Solid – Phase Extraction techniques are utilized in isolation of these trace evidences followed by in vitro chromatographic procedures while the final confirmatory analysis is carried out using sophisticated and state of the art instruments.   Fume – hood and autoclaves helps to prevent the exposure from the hazardous chemicals. The laboratory is utilised in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal cases as well.

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION LABORATORY

This laboratory comprises advanced tools that helps in the investigation of a crime scene. The laboratory focuses on improving the investigative skills of students by providing them exposure to mock crime scenes with the use of advanced kits and tools. It Comprises highly advanced instruments, kits & tools viz 3D Crime Scene Scanner, Poly ray kit, Fingerprint development kit, Crime scene kit, DSLR cameras etc.  The laboratory is functional in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal cases as well.

FORENSIC DOCUMENT EAMINATION LABORATORY

This laboratory is fully dedicated for the examination of all legal documents like passports, visa,stamps and seals, driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, bank notes, revenue and special stamp, etc. The lab is well equipped with advanced instruments such as VSC 6000/HS, Eyepiece less stereo microscope, etc. These instruments are highly suitable for document verification and authentication under various light frequencies for better visualization and examination. The laboratory is functional in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

MULTIMEDIA FORENSIC LABORATORY

The goal of Multi Media Forensic laboratory is to analyse the images, and video content in order to examine various kind of forensic evidence. It focuses specifically on still images by looking at the authenticity and integrity of data. This advance lab consists of advance equipment such as Amped Five Pro and Amped Authentication are specifically designed to provide a complete solution to process, restore, clarify, and analyse images and video in a simple, fast and precise way. The lab is functional in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

POLYGRAPH LABORATORY

The purpose of Psychology lab is to provide training to students to cope up with real cases related to psychology in future. This lab gives an idea to students of human behaviour, to understand criminal and victim behaviour. This lab has instrument called Polygraph popularly referred to as a lie detector that measures and records several psychological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while a person is asked and answers a series of questions. The lab is utilised in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

BRAIN FINGERPRINTING LABORATORY

BRAIN FINGERPRINTING LABORATORY is an advance technology which enables the investigator the with the portable system of measuring MERMER – P300 waves related to experiential knowledge of a perpetrator acquired during commission of crime. The technology has been Brain Waive USA to India Adapted for the 1st time for RSU. The existing Technology has been used to Give leads to Forensic Psychologist and Investigating officer in criminal case referred by various investigating Agencies. The technology requires a set of Probes and Targets in the form of images and text Displayed on a monitor for the suspect. It can crucially corroborate evidence for criminal justice system.

FORENSIC ACOUSTIC LABORATORY

The goal of Forensic Acoustic Laboratory is to analyse the audios content in order to produce various kind of forensic evidence. This lab consists of high-end advance equipment Voice Spectrograph specifically designed to provide a complete solution to process, authenticate, and identification of audios in a simple, fast and precise manner.  It is unique as it can represent voice signal into different forms in single step. Also, it not only aids in authenticating the audios but also aids in identifying the speaker. It can compare two or more audios in one go. The lab is functional in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.