As a part of academic curriculum, second year students of Post Graduate Department of Criminology and Forensic Science had been to Court of Judicial Magistrate, Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District, for a week from 14th February to 5th March 2022. Altogether 19 students had attended the court cases every day in a batches from 10.30am to 1.30pm based on their specialization.

Eight students of Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice specialization had attended a series of both the Criminal Court and Family Court trials with the objectives to gain insight into the court proceedings, role of defense lawyers and prosecutors, types of evidences presented, expert witnesses and victims, to learn case laws and convicted cases earlier related to family issues and criminal cases, to promote networking with law enforcement agencies and to understand their functions.

Similarly, eleven students of Questioned Document and Impression evidences had attended a series of court proceedings pertaining to the expert witnesses in the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class. The main aim of the visit was to understand the role of expert witnesses during Criminal trials, to learn the procedure of cross examination of witnesses and pre-trial preparation, to study the convicted cases based on the scientific evidences and expert witnesses





Dr. Saritha D’Souza, Head of the Post Graduate Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya along with the faculty and Students expressed gratitude to Sri. Muralidhar Pai, PRL. District and Sessions Judge, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangaluru for providing an opportunity to attend the court proceedings and to interact with the advocates pertaining to the cases.


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