Fingerprint Science is one of the very primitive discipline, which has been used by the human civilization since ages. This discipline is considered very reliable and accurate due to the principles of individuality, uniqueness and permanence, which are the factors on which this entire science rests. Now one may ponder on the fact that why is fingerprint said to be individual, unique and permanent in nature? The fingerprints are known to be individual because, since the day, no two individuals have been spotted bearing alike fingerprints. They are even said to be unique, because the minutiae or the ridges and their positions are unique to every single human being. Lastly, they are considered permanent because- during the fetal development, the ridges and the minutiaes start developing at the third month and gets finished by the sixth month, and remains the same for the entire life.
Fingerprints possess certain calculable characteristics which on consideration and examination, help the examiner reach a conclusion. On the basis of Locard’s exchange principle, fingerprints are one of the invisible and prominent clues that are left behind by the perpetrator or the criminal accidentally at a scene of crime. That’s why, it is the prime duty of the investigator conducting the investigation to check and apply the technical skills in order to reveal what actually remains hidden.
Module-1 History and pattern of fingerprints
History and pattern of fingerprint would make the students aware about the general introduction of fingerprint science, history and its development, theories behind the identification of fingerprint, importance of fingerprint in crime scene investigation and personal identification in other aspects, laboratories of fingerprint investigation. This module will introduce you to the lasting knowledge of introduction to fingerprint discipline.
Module-2 Classification of fingerprints
Classification of fingerprints would assist the students to the basics of friction ridges, development of friction ridges, the divisions of three primary fingerprint patterns and their 3 sub division.The examination and procedure of fingerprint examination. It will familiarize you to single digit classification, Henry classification system, computerization of ten digit fingerprint classification and its usefulness in fingerprint science.
Module-3 Types of fingerprints and their methods of development
This course explains all about the methods and development of fingerprint. In this module, the student will be taught about the pattern of fingerprints and methods of comparison of papillary ridge counts.
Types of fingerprint pattern and their development methods-
Fingerprints and their methods of development like powder dusting, cyanoacrylate method, chemical method, laser method and metal deposition method -
Physical development methods-Powder techniques; Black Powder, Fluorescent Powders, Magnetic Powder, Cyanoacrylate Method etc.
Chemical development methods-Iodine fuming (Non-permanent visualization), Ninhydrin (Reacts with proteins), AgNO3 (Reacts with salt) etc. It will also cover the advance enhancement of fingerprint, digital imaging and enhancement, application of laser and other radiations to develop latent fingerprints and metal deposition method and development of latent prints on skin.
Module-4 Recording fingerprints
The module will be covering the important factors of collection and preservation of fingerprint, taking of finger prints from living and dead person, preserving and lifting of fingerprints, role and importance of photography in recording those prints, digital transmission, and comparison of fingerprints and basis of comparisons- class and individual characteristics, various types of ridge minutiae.
This module is all about methods of fingerprint examination. This course would familiarize the students with the measurable characteristics of the fingerprint which are used to tag and define individual’s uniqueness.
It will acquaint you with the detail of the third level study of fingerprint - introduction of poroscopy, forgery of fingerprints, and fingerprint expert in court, fingerprints and paternity, fingerprint problems in legal aspects.
Module-6 Other impressions
In this module, you will be introduced to the techniques of personal identification through other impressions-
Foot prints – Importance, gait pattern, casting of footprints in different medium, electrostatic lifting of latent footprints, and taking of control samples.
Tyre marks/prints and skid marks, taking of control samples.
Bite Marks – Its significance, photography, lifting and preservation of bite marks and evaluation.
Module-7 Fingerprint digital Techniques for identification, evaluation and comparison
Now a days digital techniques plays a vital role in investigations. In this module, you will be guided on Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) and its stages of operation such as-
1. Enrollment phase and
2. Identification phase.
It will contain digital imaging and enhancement, data compression, image processing techniques, legal necessities, standard procedures for fingerprints imaging, case examples etc.
ONLINE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The mode of examination will be online for the students enrolled in online courses. After the completion of the respective course duration, you would have access to your examination portal on the allotted date and time, and accordingly you would be notify by the concerned authorities to check mails, so that you must give your examination in allocated date and time on our online examination portal.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
You will have combination of Multiple Choice Questions, in the form of multiple option, True & False, Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following, Sequences Questions, Multiple Response Questions, Passage and Image Description form.
The complete correction and evaluation takes about two weeks. After the evaluation process is finally done, the mark sheets and certificates are posted on to the given postal address by address confirmation. If any change in postal address student must notify after completion of Examination.
Note: Every student must have to check email for examination notifications and other updates. Also you have update your recent postal address and so on
SIFS INDIA, provides online education for certificate, Diploma, and PG Diploma courses in the Forensic Science discipline. The Forensic Science programmes are appropriate for all students of any discipline. The course is ideal for those who, whim to secure a stand-alone certification in Forensic Science and whose first degree is in an unrelated field. We aims to provide a thorough education in Forensic Science from a variety of perspectives with multiple dimensions.
After completion of the enrollment processes, a username and password would be generate and provide you through email to access e-books and study materials allied to your programme code within five working days.
Complete Learning of Statement (LOS)
In online education, lectures might be conducted online via Learning Management System (LMS) and instant chatting or messaging. Some course have ‘virtual’ classes; where the enrolled students participate through webcams sources. Through your unique username and password, students can access their profile, study materials, instructor guidance, assignments, quizzes, examination, scores, and so on.
Make important bookmark for future access
In Every LOS, we are constantly reviewing the latest study materials being the very finest course material now available for your programme code. We provides the modified technology inside the portal likewise; the bookmark option to build a specified learning process. Bookmark is also an advantageous for future access. Your learning methods would be helpful to choose objectives. Bookmark giving you the chance to study exactly; what you need in directive to improvement.
Make your own notes
Go Paperless! Online database are much easier than searching through paper files. LOS giving you the note preparation option at the time of study. It would be great method to create and deploy your own written notes for future admittance.
Take multiple quizzes for practice exam
LMS is the best virtual learning systems; to use their own login portal. Multiple quizzes are the most of the latest questions and updates related to the LOS. It would be flexible to practice for examination preparation.
Interact with your instructor for your queries.
Online learning system also provides a forum for discussion with instructor, where you can post and quickly ask your quarries, enhance and collaborate your learning experiences. It would be hard to mature a relationship with your online instructor, you may never meet, but it is worth the exertion to keep communicating and contacting through the online support system.
The assignment submission process diverges depending upon the course you enrolled. Assignment is definitely the indispensable thing in order to complete your programme. It comprises 5 questions with 1000 word limit. Assignment carries a 100% weightage for evaluation of examination. Some key instructions to get good grade in your assignment such as-
1. Read the study materials in depth from portal LOS.
2. Understand the assignment questions and keep within the word limit.
3. Write the assignments yourself which should be plagiarism free.
4. Complete the assignments in given duration and submit after date you will not able to access the assignment.
5. Write your answers in the appropriate format and add the references at the end of your assignment etc.
Online examination system is designed to offer you with an education wherever you are. There are a wide range multiple options. After the completion of the respective course duration, you would have access to your examination portal on the allotted date and time. In LMS examination procedure, you will allocated for examination in a particular time, so that you must give your examination in allocated date and time on your online examination portal.
Note: 1.You must have to complete your examination in given time period accordingly to your course instructor. You cannot attempt your examination twice.
2. If you are not able to attempt your examination, you must to inform your instructor prior the time period and give specific reason to conduct re-schedule examination date*.