DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY & FORENSIC SCIENCE
The integration of criminology and forensic science in our department marks a pivotal step towards a comprehensive understanding of criminal behavior and its investigation. By combining theoretical insights from criminology with the practical application of forensic techniques, we aim to create a holistic approach that enhances our ability to unravel complex cases, contribute to justice, and advance the field as a whole. This fosters collaboration between disciplines, ultimately strengthening our capacity to address the evolving challenges in the realm of criminal justice. This collaboration brings together the analytical prowess of criminologists and the technical expertise of forensic scientists, allowing for a more nuanced examination of crime scenes and a deeper understanding of the factors influencing criminal conduct. By synergizing these disciplines, our department strives to not only solve crimes more effectively but also to contribute valuable insights to the broader field of criminal justice research. Students in this this department will have the unique opportunity to explore the intersections between criminological theories and cutting-edge forensic methodologies. This interdisciplinary approach equips them with a diverse skill set, preparing the next generation of professionals to address the complexities of modern crime investigation. The collaboration encourages ongoing research initiatives that explore the integration of emerging technologies, behavioral analysis, and forensic advancements. Through joint projects and shared resources, our department aims to be at the forefront of innovation in the pursuit of truth, justice, and a safer society. In essence, criminology and forensic science in our department signifies a commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and producing graduates who are adept at navigating the multifaceted landscape of crime and its investigation.
CMS is the only institution under Bharathiar University that has offered Criminology as an optional subject for BA undergraduates since 2020, with the mission of providing quality education to raise social justice awareness. The students are taught the fundamental principles of crime, as well as social problems and their reparations. They also study Forensic Science, Scientific Investigation, Court Functions, Criminal Psychology, Cyber Investigation, Penology, Victimology, Forensic Medicine, Police Administration, Security, and Vigilance, among other subjects. Through laboratory experiments, students gain practical expertise in the relevant fields.
Bharathiar University has offered Forensic Science as a subject for B.Sc. undergraduates since 2023, with the mission of providing quality education to raise crime & criminal justice awareness. The students are taught the fundamental principles of crime, as well as scientific applications on crime scene evidences. Forensic Sciences includes essential components such as Forensic Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Anthropology, Forensic Medicine and Odontology (Dentistry). It is chiefly laboratory-based science consisting of related elements of Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Ballistics, the Science of Fingerprinting, Questioned Documents and Impressions. Through laboratory experiments, students gain practical expertise in the relevant fields.
To facilitate experiential learning, students are taken on field trips to significant penal, criminological, and forensic locations such as a police station, correctional institution, Reserve Battalion, Dog Squad, Forensic Lab, INS Hansa, Bomb Disposal Squad, Coastal Security Unit, and Cyber Police Station. Students gain academic knowledge in order to live and serve in a socially responsible manner. They also learn to face society with courage and develop into responsible citizens. Students use their criminology skills not only to help themselves, but also to help others in similar situations.
- To emphasize the importance of scientific methods in crime detection.
- To disseminate information on the advancements in the field of forensic science.
- To highlight the importance of forensic science for perseverance of the society.
- To review the steps necessary for achieving highest excellence in forensic science.
- To generate talented human resource, in accordance with latest requirements of forensic science.
- To provide a platform for students and forensic scientists to exchange views, chalk-out collaborative programs and work in a holistic manner for the advancement of forensic science
Methodology of Teaching / Teaching Process
- Teacher-centered instruction classroom teaching method
- Small group instruction classroom teaching method
- Providing Field visit
- Project-Based Learning Method
Providing Internship at various Government organization.
- police station,
- correctional institution,
- Reserve Battalion,
- Dog Squad,
- Forensic Lab,
To facilitate experiential learning, students are taken on field trips to significant penal, criminological, and forensic locations such as a
- Police station
- Correctional institution
- Reserve Battalion,
- Dog Squad
- Forensic Lab
- INS Hansa, Bomb Disposal Squad
- Coastal Security Unit
- Cyber Police Station
Based on competitive exam syllabus is framed
- Modular – General studies for UPSC exam(prelims and mains)