The History of Forensic Science in India

The History of Forensic Science in India

Society for the History of Science, Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, International Journal of Forensic Science, etc. The studies mentioned above have covered mainly the historical development of science, ...

Author: Saumitra Basu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000411195

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book explores the interaction between science and society and the development of forensic science as well as the historical roots of crime detection in colonial India. Covering a period from the mid-19th to mid-20th century, the author examines how British colonial rulers changed the perception of crime which prevailed in the colonial states and introduced forensic science as a measure of criminal identification in the Indian subcontinent. The book traces the historical background of the development and use of forensic science in civil and criminal investigation during the colonial period, and explores the extent to which forensic science has proven useful in investigation and trials. Connecting the historical beginning of forensic science with its socio historical context and diversity of scientific application for crime detection, this book sheds new light on the history of forensic science in colonial India. Using an interdisciplinary approach incorporating science and technology studies and history of crime detection, the book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of forensic science, criminology, science and technology studies, law, South Asian history and colonial history.
Categories: Social Science

A History of Forensic Science

A History of Forensic Science

exaggeration to say that they were 'discovered'.130 Fingerprinting as a central method of reliable identification was born in India under British colonial rule. After the Indian Rebellion (or Sepoy Mutiny) of 1857 where much blood was ...

Author: Alison Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135005580

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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How and when did forensic science originate in the UK? This question demands our attention because our understanding of present-day forensic science is vastly enriched through gaining an appreciation of what went before. A History of Forensic Science is the first book to consider the wide spectrum of influences which went into creating the discipline in Britain in the first part of the twentieth century. This book offers a history of the development of forensic sciences, centred on the UK, but with consideration of continental and colonial influences, from around 1880 to approximately 1940. This period was central to the formation of a separate discipline of forensic science with a distinct professional identity and this book charts the strategies of the new forensic scientists to gain an authoritative voice in the courtroom and to forge a professional identity in the space between forensic medicine, scientific policing, and independent expert witnessing. In so doing, it improves our understanding of how forensic science developed as it did. This book is essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of criminology, the history of forensic science, science and technology studies and the history of policing.
Categories: Social Science

The History of Forensic Science in India

The History of Forensic Science in India

This book explores the interaction between science and society and the development of forensic science as well as the historical roots of crime detection in colonial India.

Author: Saumitra Basu

Publisher: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

ISBN: 1032005181

Category: Forensic sciences

Page: 248

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This book explores the interaction between science-society and the development of forensic science and analyses the historical roots of crime detection in colonial India. Covering a period from the mid-19th to mid-20th century, the author examines how British colonial rulers changed the perception of crime which prevailed in the colonial states and introduced forensic science as a measure of criminal identification in the Indian subcontinent. The book traces the historical background of the development and use of forensic science in civil and criminal investigation during the British colonial period, and explores the extent to which forensic science has proven useful in investigation and trials. Connecting the historical beginning of forensic science with its socio historical context and diversity of scientific application for crime detection, this book sheds new light on the history of forensic science in colonial India. Using an interdisciplinary approach incorporating science and technology studies and history of crime detection, the book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of forensic science, criminology, science and technology studies, Law, South Asian History and Colonial History.
Categories: Forensic sciences

The Truth Machines

The Truth Machines

There is a long history of forensic science in India going back at least to 1849, when the first"chemical examiners lab" was set up in Madras. Later the name changed to"forensic science laboratories." In one of the few books that trace ...

Author: Jinee Lokaneeta

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472054398

Category: Forensic sciences

Page: 263

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"Using case studies and the results of extensive fieldwork, this book considers the nature of state power and legal violence in liberal democracies by focusing on the interaction between law, science, and policing in India. The postcolonial Indian police have often been accused of using torture in both routine and exceptional criminal cases, but they, and forensic psychologists, have claimed that lie detectors, brain scans, and narcoanalysis (the use of "truth serum," Sodium Pentothal) represent a paradigm shift away from physical torture; most state high courts in India have upheld this rationale. The Truth Machines examines the emergence and use of these three scientific techniques to analyze two primary themes. First, the book questions whether existing theoretical frameworks for understanding state power and legal violence are adequate to explain constant innovations of the state. Second, it explores the workings of law, science, and policing in the everyday context to generate a theory of state power and legal violence, challenging the monolithic frameworks about this relationship, based on a study of both state and non-state actors. Jinee Lokaneeta argues that the attempt to replace physical torture with truth machines in India fails because it relies on a confessional paradigm that is contiguous with torture. Her work also provides insights into a police institution that is founded and refounded in its everyday interactions between state and non-state actors. Theorizing a concept of Contingent State, this book demonstrates the disaggregated, and decentered nature of state power and legal violence, creating possible sites of critique and intervention"--
Categories: Forensic sciences

Technology in Forensic Science

Technology in Forensic Science

USA : Science History Publications . ... Retrieved from Forensic Science Organisation : Background and History . http://www.aafs.org/ ( accessed 13 March 2020 ) . ... Development of forensic science and criminal prosecution - India .

Author: Deepak Rawtani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527347629

Category: Medical

Page: 412

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The book "Technology in Forensic Science" provides an integrated approach by reviewing the usage of modern forensic tools as well as the methods for interpretation of the results. Starting with best practices on sample taking, the book then reviews analytical methods such as high-resolution microscopy and chromatography, biometric approaches, and advanced sensor technology as well as emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and taggant technology. It concludes with an outlook to emerging methods such as AI-based approaches to forensic investigations.
Categories: Medical

FUNDAMENTALS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

FUNDAMENTALS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

29-51 HISTORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE 1.1 INTRODUCTION 1.2 HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE 1.3 BRANCHES OF ... FORENSIC SCIENCE 1.5 PRINCIPLES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE 1.6 DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORYS IN INDIA 1.7 ...

Author: Manjugouda Patil

Publisher: Shashwat Publication

ISBN: 9789390761852

Category: Medical

Page: 186

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This work is dedicated to students at all levels of education, who are interested in the fascinating field of forensic science. The contents of this book provide the reader with information on the various fields of forensic science that may help them make a career choice or add to their present knowledge. Entry into this field offers a new and rewarding challenge to students who can apply the latest in laser and computer technology to help solve the forensic problems of today. This book is written to provide a clear and authoritative introduction to forensic science. It strives to describe and explain the principal features of forensic science as it is applied at all stages of the process, from the collection of physical evidence at the scene to the presentation of scientific findings in court.
Categories: Medical

A Closer Look on Forensic Science

A Closer Look on Forensic Science

Tewari RK, Ravikumar K V. “History and development of forensic science in India”. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2000 [cited 2019 Aug 23]; 46:303. Available from: http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp? 2000/46/4/303/250 * Tewari RK.

Author: Archana Singh

Publisher: Archana Singh

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 122

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The “A Closer Look on Forensic Science” is the resource to provide comprehensive coverage on Forensic Science. This book will help you to gain knowledge about every aspect of Forensic Science, such as; History, Branches, Work, Organization, Crime Scene Investigation, Modus Operandi Bureau, Evidences, etc. This book is going to present an overview of Forensic Science so you will know what is it, why is it, what is the use of it, what is the limitations and much more. This e-book has contains basic knowledge of Forensic Science. Every word that confused you before is going to be solved after reading it.
Categories: Law

Indian Liberalism between Nation and Empire

Indian Liberalism between Nation and Empire

History. 17 Gender, Nationalism, and Genocide in Bangladesh Naristhan/Ladyland Azra Rashid 18 Evolution, ... and the City in North India 1870–1930 Michael S. Dodson 23 The History of Forensic Science in India Saumitra Basu 24 Indian ...

Author: Elena Valdameri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000553338

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book analyses the political thought and practice of Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866–1915), preeminent liberal leader of the Indian National Congress who was able to give a ‘global voice’ to the Indian cause. Using liberalism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism and citizenship as the four main thematic foci, the book illuminates the entanglement of Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s political ideas and action with broader social, political and cultural developments within and beyond the Indian national frame. The author analyses Gokhale’s thinking on a range of issues such as nationhood, education, citizenship, modernity, caste, social service, cosmopolitanism and the ‘women’s question,’ which historians have either overlooked or inserted in a rigid nation-bounded historical narrative. The book provides new enriching dimensions to the understanding of Gokhale, whose ideas remain relevant in contemporary India. A new biography of Gokhale that brings into consideration current questions within historiographical debates, this book is a timely and welcome addition to the fields of intellectual history, the history of political thought, Colonial history and Indian and South Asian history.
Categories: History

Global Forensic Cultures

Global Forensic Cultures

In British India, some of the key figures in the development of forensic sciences in general and handwriting analysis in particular were autodidacts. Though they managed to carve out a niche for themselves within the colonial police for ...

Author: Ian Burney

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421427508

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Carrier, Simon A. Cole, Christopher Hamlin, Jeffrey Jentzen, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Quentin (Trais) Pearson, Mitra Sharafi, Gagan Preet Singh, Heather Wolffram
Categories: Science

The Global Practice of Forensic Science

The Global Practice of Forensic Science

Forensic science in India 153 Chatterjee, S.K. (1961) History of fingerprinting in India. Indian Police Journal (Special Centenary Issue): 152–157. Chattopadhyay, P.K. (1972) A new method for classifying Palmprint.

Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118724163

Category: Law

Page: 394

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The Global Practice of Forensic Science presents histories, issues, patterns, and diversity in the applications of international forensic science. Written by 64 experienced and internationally recognized forensic scientists, the volume documents the practice of forensic science in 28 countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Each country’s chapter explores factors of political history, academic linkages, the influence of individual cases, facility development, types of cases examined, integration within forensic science, recruitment, training, funding, certification, accreditation, quality control, technology, disaster preparedness, legal issues, research and future directions. Aimed at all scholars interested in international forensic science, the volume provides detail on the diverse fields within forensic science and their applications around the world.
Categories: Law