The Centre has decided to enhance the capacity of six Central Forensic Science Laboratories in the area of forensic psychology involving external experts.
This will facilitate more efficient and scientific investigation in serious and heinous crimes.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been executed between the Directorate of Forensic Science Services, New Delhi and Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Ahmedabad.
The MoU is expected to enhance partnership between academicians and practitioners and give a fillip to capacity building for forensic investigation as also cutting-edge research in the sector.
Forensic psychology is one of the emerging areas of forensic science in India, and it primarily involves use of applied clinical psychology in criminal justice.