IFS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

IFS – International Forensic Sciences (Govt. of India – MCA & MSME Regd., SSI Govt. of Maharashtra Regd., ISO 9001-2008 Certified & Regd. with DUNS & U.S. Federal Govt. CCR database) Firm. Provides short term forensics courses for awareness about forensics.


Document and Fingerprint Examination

IFS EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS ONLINE COURSES: (Revised on: 30 June 2009 / 2012)

FORENSIC DOCUMENT AND FINGERPRINT- Course Code: FDFP005

INTRODUCTION: Forensic science is a vital instrument for the detection or investigation of crime and the administration of justice, providing crucial information about the evidence found at crime scene; Forensic Experts work both at the crime scene and in the laboratory often must be used in court, it is especially important that the training and education of forensic scientists provide a solid scientific background and a broad base in criminalistics. The validity of those results depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience of the forensic scientists working to obtain them. A forensic scientist must be capable of integrating knowledge and skills in the examination, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and testimonial support of evidence. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly earnings of forensic science technicians are about $21.79 per hour.


Course Contents:

  • Questioned Document, Common individual characteristics associated with handwriting, Important guidelines for the collection of known writings for comparison to a questioned documents, Identify some of the techniques to uncover alterations, erasures, obliterations, and variations in pen inks, Nature and problems of document examination, Classification of documents, Preliminary examination of documents, Basis of handwriting identification, Various types of documents, General characteristics of handwriting, individual characteristic of handwriting, basic tools needed for forensic documents examination and their use, Disguised writing and anonymous letters, Examination of signatures, Determination of age of documents by examination of signatures, opinion writing, reasons for opinion and cross examination.
  • Introduction to Fingerprints; History and Development of Fingerprints; Classification of Fingerprints; Henry system of fingerprint classification; Identifying various fingerprint patterns; Identifying individuals from fingerprint patterns.; Lifting finger prints from various objects.; Types of Fingerprints and Class & Individual Characteristics; Different methods of latent fingerprint development; Photography of fingerprints; Fingerprint Chart Preparation, FBI FD 258 Card Fingerprinting, Comparison / Verification of fingerprints, Automatic fingerprint identification system, Finger print expert in court, Expert Opinion Writing etc...

    ABOVE COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN FOLLOWING MODES-

    ONLINE, DISTANCE COURSES CERTIFICATION FEES: (Revised on: 16 Jun 2016)

    Course / Certification Type Fee (INR)Indian Students Fee (USD)International Students Max. Duration
    Short Term Certificate in Document and Fingerprint Examination 5000 Rs. 200 USD 02 Months
    Advanced Certification in Document and Fingerprint Examination 10,000 Rs. 300 USD 06 Months
    PG Certification (Gold) in Document and Fingerprint Examination 15,000 Rs. 500 USD 12 Months
    Certification (Expert) in Document and Fingerprint Examination 20,000 Rs. 500 USD 06 Months
    Specialized Certification in Document and Fingerprint Examination 30,000 Rs. 750 USD 12 Months
    Universal Certification in Document and Fingerprint Examination 35,000 Rs. 900 USD 12 Months

    Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies...

    NOTE 1: International / Outside India students who wants printed notes, books and ref. material by courier / post , then 200 USD will be charged extra.(Optional).
    Special Note - For dispatching of study material as well as mark sheet and certificate, Indian postal service will be used. If private courier services will be required to be used (for Study material/ Mark sheet and Certificate) then international / outside India students must have to pay courier charges separately. (Students can send prepaid envelope or can pay through online shipping labels and send the bar-code/labels to us).

    NOTE 2: Students enrolled for courses having course duration more than 6 Month can pay their Course Fee in max. two installments, but Rs. 750 / USD 20 will be charged extra. (Optional)

    ONLINE EXAMINATION SYSTEM: Students will have to appear for an Online Exam for each semester. Online Examination includes Objective / Multiple Choice Questions and Descriptive Type Questions. They'll also have to submit one Assignment for each semester.

  • NEW MARK DISTRIBUTION:- IFS MARKING SYSTEM: w.e.f. Students admitted from 1st April 2016 batch.
    Semester 1 (S.1)
    1 Descriptive Exam

    (Paper 1)

    S. 1

    5 Questions – 100 Mark

    (One Hour time limit)

    Advanced Certification, PG Certification and All other Certifications (Having duration up to 6 months)

    2 Case Study

    (Paper 2)

    S. 1 2 Questions – 100 Mark

    (One Hour time limit)

    3 Assignment

    (Paper 3)

    S. 1 1 Assignment – 100 mark

    (Submit before first exam)

    Semester 2 (S.2)
    4 Descriptive Exam

     (Paper 4)

    S. 2

    1 Question / Topic - 100 Mark Hard copy / Physical Poster (Min. Size A3 / 297 mm x 420 mm / 29.7 cm x 42 cm) should be submitted on provided topic.

    For PG Certification and All other Certifications (Having duration more than 6 months)

    5 Case Study

    (Paper 5)

    S. 2

    1 Question / Case - 100 Mark PowerPoint Presentation (Min 20 to Max. 30 slides in each PPT / .PPTX file - Soft copy) should be submitted on case example.

    6 Assignment

    (Paper 6)

    S. 2 1 Assignment – 100 mark

    (Submit before Second Exam Date)

  • Only International students can submit online poster while all indian student has to submit hard copy of poster.

    MARK DISTRIBUTION:- IFS MARKING SYSTEM:Applicable only for Students admitted BEFORE 1st April 2016 batch.

    Semester 1 (S.1)
    1 Descriptive Exam

    (Paper 1)

    S. 1 5 Questions – 100 Mark

    (One Hour time limit)

    Advanced Certification, PG Certification and All other Certifications (Having duration up to 6 months)

    2 Case Study

    (Paper 2)

    S. 1 1 Question – 100 Mark

    (One Hour time limit)

    3 Assignment

    (Paper 3)

    S. 1 1 Assignment – 100 mark

    (Submit up to first exam)

    Semester 2 (S.2)
    4 Descriptive Exam

     (Paper 4)

    S. 2 5 Questions - 100 Mark

    (One Hour)

    For PG Certification and All other Certifications (Having duration more than 6 months)

    5 Case Study

    (Paper 5)

    S. 2 2 Questions - 100 Mark

    (One Hour)

    6 Assignment

    (Paper 6)

    S. 2 1 Assignment – 100 mark

    (Submit up to Second Exam Date)

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