The course is intended to familiarize students with the close and necessary relationship between forensic sciences and criminal litigation. With the constant evolution of forensic fciences, the handling of evidence in court proceedings has also changed in the recent years. The course is designed to teach the students about various branches of forensic sciences such as DNA testing, fingerprinting, ballistics, crime scene investigation, forensic pathology etc. and to give them an understanding of the subject in a manner which will further assist them in fully grasping the importance and implication of the forensic evidence and enable them to challenge such evidence. Students who take this course can expect to emerge with a sound theoretical knowledge of scientific examination and functional knowledge of expert testimony and its scrutiny. This would enable them to examine the effect of scientific evidence on judgment and help in achieving fair and just results. Students will also find that they can draw upon the knowledge obtained in this elective in any of the other aspects of law – criminal, civil, art and cultural heritage, sports etc.