Forensic Sciences: An Indian Perspective

Webinar Structure and the Resource person:-

One day webinar was hosted on the 18th of September, the year 2020. Ryan Publishers were lucky to have Dr. Pooja Chakraborty as the resource person to share her views on the Topic “Forensic Sciences – An Indian
Perspective”. A young, vibrant, talented, and ambitious professional, Dr. Pooja Chakraborty holds a Masters in Forensic Odontology, She has pursued her bachelor’s from Kalka Group of Institutions, Meerut. She is a focused, hardworking, and dedicated person. She has been the college topper securing 81% in BDS. She has several presentations and posters at various national conferences. Dr. Pooja is an active member in the field of Forensics and has a special interest in Forensic Anthropology & Facial Reconstruction Techniques. She has a keen interest in research areas contributing to social causes.


Forensic science, also known as criminalistics is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly -on the criminal side-during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure. Forensic science is a combination of two different Latin words: forensics and science. Forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence during an investigation. While some forensic scientists ravel to the scene of the crime to collect the evidence themselves, others occupy a laboratory role, performing analysis on objects brought to them by other individuals.


The session focused on the importance of forensic Sciences and its universal applicability. Dr.Pooja focused on several new emerging techniques in the field of forensic sciences. Several basic principles and laws governing forensics were discussed. Further, the various skills, required qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of a forensic expert were a part of this session. Dr. Pooja stressed on the ethics to be followed in forensic sciences. By the end of this webinar, participants were familiar as to how this whole mechanism revolving around forensics comes into play.

Topics Covered:-

  • Introduction of Forensic Science, Criminal laws and Civil laws
  • History of forensics in the world
    • Branches of forensic scientists
    • Forensic Pathologists
    • Forensic Scientists
    • Associated Scientists
    • Forensics and its various branches draw upon the knowledge from traditional branches of pure sciences, some of those are- Toxicology, Odontology, Psychology, Entomology, Pathology, Botany, Optometry, Criminalistics, Engineering, Podiatry, Botany, Anthropology, Geology, Archaeology, Genetics Newer branches include- Neuro-Psychology, Cyber, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Food, Industrial, Engineering, Criminalistics
  • Sub Branches of Digital Forensics-
    • Live forensics
    • Network Forensics
    • Computer Forensics
    • Database Forensics
    • Mobile Forensics
  • Myths in Forensics
  • Scope of Forensic Sciences- in the government sector, private sectors, academics, and research-oriented
  • Basic principles of forensic science-
    • Law of individuality
    • Law of exchange
    • Law of comparison
    • Law of analysis
    • Law of progressive changes
    • Law of probability
    • Law of circumstantial factor
    • Principle of exclusion
  • Qualifications and Skills of a Forensic Expert
  • Ethics in Forensic Sciences- Professional credentials, Laboratory analytical procedures
  • Scope of Forensic Sciences
  • Responsibilities of Forensic Expert

“Physical Evidence Can Not Be Intimidated. It Does Not Forget. It Sits There And Waits To Be Detected, Preserved, Evaluated And Explained” – Herbert Leon Mcdowell

Comments from the participants:-

  • “Was awsm session…Thanku soo much for heating such opportunities to everyone..”– Mausham Yadav
  • “Please conduct more seminars like this in future”- Dr Nidhi Sharma
  • “I can learn many important topics from here…really excellent presentation😊😊😊– Dr Arefin Jahan Roza
  • “Wonderful efforts”– Umar Abubakar
  • “I’ve really enjoyed this webinar , very informative and engaging . I’ve learned so much from it . Thanks!”– Anusha. H. K
  • “Session was excellent. Thank you so much for giving this information and it was very useful to me😊– Sushma MR
  • “It was a good session”– Ashwini M K
  • “it,s a great webinar,,full of information”– Dr. Liya Suwarni
  • “Forensic science is really interesting subject.”– Arpitha. YP
  • “Looking forward to another of this kind.”– Suroshree Mukherjee
  • “Very informative . Loved it overall”– Aaliya Arif Shaikh
  • “It was really a good webinar and excellent presentation”– Pooja Shree.R
  • “It’s really amazing seminar”– Mozammil Islam
  • “Valuable and informative session worth attending”– Dr Nisha M
  • “Great webinar. Expecting more and more.”– Pelluru ashritha