1st Edition

Forensic Justice A Global Perspective

Edited By Beulah Shekhar, Purvi Pokhariyal Copyright 2024
    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    Forensic science is playing an increasingly important role in criminal investigations, as it provides scientific methods and techniques to gather and analyse evidence from crime scenes. Forensic evidence can be crucial in identifying suspects, linking them to the crime scene, and helping to secure convictions in court. In this sense, forensic science is seen as an aid to criminal investigation, providing reliable and objective evidence that can be used to uncover the truth behind criminal activities.

    The integration of forensic science with law and criminology is creating a new era of progressive thinking, where advanced techniques are being developed to better understand the nature of crime and the behaviour of criminals. With the help of forensic science, investigators can obtain speedy justice and bring criminals to book. However, this requires appropriate measures to be taken for the efficient execution of forensic investigations, including the use of modern technology and the training of professionals in the latest forensic techniques.

    Given the importance of forensic science in the criminal justice system, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of its different aspects. This includes the collection, preservation, and analysis of forensic evidence, as well as the interpretation of this evidence in the context of criminal investigations.

    This book covers these topics in detail, providing valuable insights for professionals, practitioners, academics, and students of the related fields.

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    SECTION I Forensic Criminology and Victimology

    1. Forensic Victimology: A Study in Criminal Victimisation

    Michael O’Connell

    2. The Sociological Criminology Behind Male Adult Victim Sexual Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of Spain and New York

    Javier Gomez Lanz and Adam Dubin

    3. Role of Forensic Criminology in Access to Justice—A Critical Analysis

    Arvind Tiwari and Sonali Kusum

    4. Countering Extremism in North East—Learning from Past and Way Forward

    Vidushi Sahani and Beulah Shekhar

    5. Cyberspace Innocence and Victimization: A Critical Study of Fantasy Sports

    Suleman Choudhri and R. N. Mangoli

    6. Pinkwashing and Capitalism Among Youth Culture

    Sabrin Mariam Philip

    SECTION II Forensic Justice and Law

    7. Redefining Justice: The Transmutation via Tenets of Forensics

    Purvi Pokhariyal, Gaurav Jadhav and Deepa Dubey

    8. Exploring the Connection of Criminology and Forensics in the Criminal Justice System Realm: A South African Perspective

    Sphamandla Lindani Nkosi, Mandlenkosi Richard Mphatheni and Witness Maluleke

    9. Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Procedure for Conducting Forensic/Scientific Testing

    N. Krishna Kumar

    10. Strengthening Critical Lens in Forensics to Address Sexual Violence

    Ruchi Sinha and Suneha Kandpal

    11. Victims of Criminal Justice System: Miscarriage of Justice

    Hunny Matiyani and Garima Puri

    12. The Need for a Gender—Neutral Domestic Violence Act

    Lathika Kumari D.

    13. Road Map for Delivering Justice to Victims of Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA): A Forensic Outlook

    J. Sasi Kumar

    14. A Reflective Study on Rendering Services by The All-Women Police Station

    P. G. Sunanda Bhagavathy

    SECTION III Forensic Justice in the Criminal Justice System

    15. Marshalling Forensic Science in the Indian Courts: The Judiciary's Dilemma

    Beulah Shekhar

    16. The Journey of Fifty Years in Forensics

    Rukmani Krishnamurthy

    17. Advancements in Forensic DNA Analysis in Generating Investigation Leads and Elimination of Innocents

    Hirak Ranjan Dash, Tanvi Yadav and Mansi Arora

    18. The Importance of Psychology in Law and Investigation: Exploring Forensic Psychological Investigative Techniques and Criminal Psychology

    Rithin Joseph

    19. Eyewitness Testimony: Looking through the Lens of Psychology and Indian Jurisprudence

    Shivani Nandkishor Bhave, Lepakshi Kaul and Pravesh Charan Isai

    20. Forensic Justice for Seafarers in a Precarious Work Environment

    Sarah Agnela Simons

    21. Application of Forensic Biology in Criminal Justice System

    Seema Malhotra and Lipokyanger Jamir


    Beulah Shekhar is the Chair Professor of Criminology at Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan (LNJN) and National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science (NISFS). She also visits the Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Coimbatore, India as Emeritus Professor of Criminology. Her responsibilities include teaching research & Extension activities with special focus on collaborative research.

    Purvi Pokhariyal is Professor of Law. She is Campus Director at the National Forensic Science University of the Delhi Campus, and Director of the Academics, Research and Consultancy at the National Forensic Sciences University. Prof. Pokhariyal is also the founding Dean of the School of Law, Forensic Justice and Policy Studies and the Dean of the School of Forensic Psychology at the National Forensic Sciences University.