Amity Institute of Forensic Sciences organized a seminar on various topics of Forensic Sciences on the occasion of Forensic Science Day at Amity University Campus, Sector – 125, Noida.
Forensic Science is the study and application of science and technology in the search of the truth in Civil, Criminal, Regulations and even Non- Litigious Matters. The truth is present and discoverable in every crime scene and in this direction, Forensic Science uses a vast array of scientific specialties to exonerate the innocent and send murderers, rapists, burglars and swindlers to jail. Keeping in view ever-changing needs of the criminal justice delivery system, a forensic scientist tries to achieve the two-fold aim of criminal justice, that is, the guilty shall not escape and the innocent shall not suffer.
The seminar on Forensic Science was inaugurated by Mr. Keshav Kumar, IPS, Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi, Dr. S.R. Singh, Director, Truth Labs, New Delhi and Dr. Mukesh Kumar Thakar, Prof. and Ex- Head, Department of Forensic Science, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Maj. Gen. K. Jai Singh, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Dr. P.K. Chattopadhyay, Director, Amity Institute Forensic Science, Research & Training and Maj. Gen. Nilendra Kumar, Director, Amity Law School was also present.
While delivering his lecture on ‘Police and Forensic Interface’ Mr. Keshav Kumar, IPS, Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi, shared some of his professional experiences with the audiences. He said that Forensic Science is a science and its application is an art. It plays a significant role in the arena of judiciary. Therefore, it is the right time for the critical masses to launch the importance of forensic science. Police, legal and forensic science are inter-related. There are lots of challenges for police as a complicated legal framework is there to undergo while investigating a case, combating hi-tech criminals using high performance working tools and trial by media. Forensic Science helps the police to meet the challenges and correctly investigate the cases.
There should be proper awareness and synchronization between police, judiciary and public with government support. That will protect the innocent and exonerate the culprit, comments Mr. Keshav Kumar.
Dr. S.R. Singh, Director, Truth Labs, New Delhi spoke on the topic ‘Speaker Identification and Tape Authentication’. Dr. Singh said, “current age is the age of fast communication. Therefore, the networking technology has to work smoothly. In the process of speaker recognition ear, tongue, mouth, mind of a human being plays a vital role and scientific parameters can be drawn from it. There are certain quality nodes also to recognize voice and linguistic analysis. Voice, tone quality and phonetic quality are the main parameters to detect a criminal. Voice modulations help in identifying a criminal. All the linguistic features are monitored and the confirmations of the tests are done through spectrographic analysis. Statistical derivations and assessment of the cases can be done with the latest techniques in the field of forensic science which will help in crime detection to a great extent.”
Panel discussion was followed by an interactive and informative question and answer session between the forensic stalwarts and students.