29 Sep 2012

Foundation Day of Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science

New Delhi:(Page3 News Net work)-The LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science is organizing a symposium on ‘Criminal justice: Perspectives in autonomy and oversight of police investigation’ on the occasion of its Formation Day  at New Delhi. A phenomenon of third party monitoring of criminal investigation by independent body is witnessed in recent times and is manifested in many ways. The direction and style of monitoring has not been uniform but situational and has several implications impacting various
stake holders like civil society, victims of crime, police, trial courts, higher judiciary and independent national commissions. The objective of the symposium is to know view points of various stake holders, analyse various dimensions and implications of this new development and address all the above issues in a formal interactive setting where all stake holders are represented. The speakers at the symposium are:- Sh. Fali S Nariman, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Justice J. S. Verma, Former Chief Justice of India / Chairperson, NHRC, Sh. M. L. Sharma, Information Commissioner (Former Special Director CBI), Dr. Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi, founder VC, NALSAR, Hyderabad and Justice S.N. Dhingra, Member, Competition Commissioner of India (former Delhi Judiciary / Delhi High Court) 
A new scheme of “NICFS Medals for Excellence in Criminology and Forensic Science” will also be launched on the occasion. The Police Officers on their appointment as D.S.P.s and Sub- Inspectors receive basic training in their respective states. The training curriculum includes study of criminology and Forensic Science. 
The institute of criminology and forensic science was established in 1972 within the bureau of police research and development following recommendations of the university grants commission (UGC) to set up a Central Institute for teaching Criminology and Forensic Science. The UGC had set up an Expert Committee to suggest steps needed to bring ‘Criminology’ and ‘Forensic Science’ into the general stream of university education, pursuant to resolution taken at a Symposium organized by UNESCO in London in 1955 that systematic understanding of Criminology and Forensic Science was necessary for Law Enforcement Officers and the Universities should be encouraged to include these disciplines in their curriculum. The Institute was upgraded as National Institute in 1991 and in 2003 the Institute was renamed after Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan. 

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