National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science was established by the Government of India in 1972 to promote ‘Criminology’ and ‘Forensic Science’ through education, research and training. During over 41 years of its existence, the Institute has made significant headway in the areas of training of officials of the Criminal Justice System. Forensic Scientists and conducting research in applied aspects of the two subjects. Over 35,997 officers from Police, Civil Administration, Prosecution, Judiciary, Correctional Administration, Customs, Defence and Forensic Science Laboratories have participated in Seminars, orientation and Specialized courses organized by the Institute in Delhi and elsewhere. Officers from foreign countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Maldives, Sudan, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia have also participated in some of these courses. In 2003 the Institute was renamed as Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science. The Institute library has over 16000 volumes of technical books and subscribes over 42 journals (both National and International) on Criminology, Sociology, Social work, Social anthropology, law, police, science, forensic science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.
The collection of reference books, CD’s audio-visual/Video cassettes on Criminology and Forensic Science subjects is very rich. The Faculties of Criminology and Forensic Science of NICFS are constantly engaged in carrying out research work in their respective fields.A number of research projects/studies have been completed by these Faculties, the reports of which have already been published. Recently, NICFS has completed a Research Project on the “Rights of Women Prisoners in Indian Jails”. This was sponsored by the National Human Rights Commission. Another Research Project on “Shortage of Manpower in different FSLs in India: Causes & Solution”, sponsored by the BPR&D, undertaken by the Criminology Faculty is also nearing completion. The Institute’s telephone numbers are 011-27521091, 27514161. The Extension to the Teaching Programme Section is 208 and that of Placement Officer is 204.
For making calls outside, a good number of PCOs are located near the Institute. The Institute Fax Nos is 011- 27510586 and 27511571 Compilation of data relating to research project on 'Techniques for detection of forgery in bank credit cards' undertaken by the Documents Division of Forensic Science faculty is in progress. The NICFS is a recognised centre for doctoral research in the fields of Criminology and Forensic Science. So far, 14 Scholars have done their research work under the Faculty of Criminology and 5 Scholars under the Faculty of Forensic Science for their thesis to Ph.D Degree. Two Research scholars have submitted their thesis to Ph.D Degree to Dr.Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar and Sambalpur University, Orissa on the subjects 'Domestic Violence : A Sociological perspective' and 'Women Policing : A comparative study of New Delhi & Orissa' respectively. Currently two Scholars have been given Research Fellowship for pursuing their Ph.D work on subjects “The perception of the Criminal Justice Personnel towards the treatment of an offender’ and ‘Genetic basis (concept of Heredity & Variation) of Criminal Behaviour and its application in checking and correction of criminal (Anti-social/overt) behaviour’.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.