BASIC FORENSIC

Number of hours: 45
Number of credits: 2
Maximum Intake:40
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Non- Psychology students (Mandatory)
                    Not open to Psychology students
 
Course Description
Understanding crime and investigating it have become important needs for national security, preservation of social values, and intellectual and economic securities and interests of organizations within a country. The course aims at imparting introductory knowledge in:
 
·   Concept and definitions of crime
·   Changing crime scenarios present internationally and specifically within our socio-cultural background
·   Psychological and psychosocial understanding of crime and its effects in the society
·   Psychological and neuropsychological methods of investigating a suspect, use of scientific information as aid for further investigation, presentation of relevant information to judiciary whenever needed, and methods of rehabilitation of convicted persons.
·   Understand the psychological and social basis of behaviour and behavioural aberrations, biological foundations of behaviour, especially neuropsychological aspects of normal and impaired cognition and patterns of behaviour and aberrations of behaviour.  
·   Help students to understand the career and research opportunities and challenges in this field
 
Lecture topics will include criminal profiling, psychological testing of personality, disability assessment, and basic information about civil and criminal investigation procedures, judicial presentation of relevant information, and constitutional liabilities and rights of individuals. 
 
The pedagogy will be through lectures, regular class room interactions, and demonstrations of techniques used in Forensic Psychology.Demonstrations on EEG, Polygraphy and of the related techniques will be done at the Axxonet Brain Research Laboratory close to CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
 
The course evaluation will be conducted through regular assignments, and an internal assessment towards the end of the course.

Programmes
Open Electives