ABOUT FORENSIC SCIENCE

Forensic Science, an all in one tool made of different faculties of knowledge, is an essential and efficient enabler in the dispensation of justice in criminal, civil, regulatory and social contexts. The Forensic Sciences Department examines the material objects or clue materials related to crime and civil cases referred by Police Officers, Courts and other agencies and conducts scientific examination required by Government cases referred by its Departments and by Civil Courts & other agencies.The word forensic comes from the Latin forēnsis, meaning "of or before the forum." In Roman times, a criminal charge meant presenting the case before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the person accused of the crime and the accuser would give speeches based on their sides of the story. The case would be decided in favor of the individual with the best argument and delivery. This origin is the source of the two modern usages of the word forensic – as a form of legal evidence and as a category of public presentation. In modern use, the term forensics in the place of forensic science can be considered correct, as the term forensic is effectively a synonym for legal or related to courts. However, the term is now so closely associated with the scientific field that many dictionaries include the meaning that equates the word forensics with forensic science.Forensic science is the application of the natural sciences to matters of legal concern. Forensic scientists work on both civil and criminal cases and because the application of forensic science spans a broad spectrum of scientific knowledge, most are specialists in a particular area of science or technology.