Forensic Psychology comes into play when we talk about the integration of the science of human behavior and the law. The field has witnessed immense growth in recent years and behaves as an essential source of information in the legal context, including criminal courts, juvenile, family, and civil courts. When dealing with the minds behind the crime, we assume that some people are ‘born criminals.’ To identify the causes of crime, there are various criminological theories. These theories suggest that there are identifiable differences between offenders and non-offenders. The experts working in forensic psychology are the clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neurologists, or counsellors who lend their psychological expertise to provide testimony, analysis, or recommendations in civil and criminal cases.
In day-to-day life, we come across different personalities such as bubbly or reserved, sensitive or thick-skinned—recognition of the same is inferred from handwriting samples. The Graphologist plays a significant role in revealing the hidden personality characteristics of handwriting or signature by working on its graphics. Other than primary considerations like the general appearance of the writing, there are degree and regularity of slanting, the pressure of upward and downward strokes that reveals the psychological state, and characters of loyalty, integrity, kindness, and many more. This course is beneficial to all those looking to know their inner self and their social circle. It is also applicable to other areas such as medicine, psychology, law, criminology, education, and personnel selection in companies.
Forensic Odontologists are a team of dentists who are specialized in the areas of forensic dentistry, including criminal investigation and identification. These experts often play an essential role in identifying either victim of disasters or victims and suspects of individual crimes. The human body becomes disﬁgured to a great extent in burns, accidents, and mass disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and many more. Hence, the identiﬁcation of the individual becomes a challenge. However, dental remains can be used for identiﬁcation purposes because they are cost-effective, reliable, and fast. In a nutshell, Forensic Odontology helps in establishing the person’s identity with the help of teeth with their physiologic variations, pathology and the effects of treatment.