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NSS In Courts

NSS has been used for a decade in Indian courts as a Support to Investigation.

NSS Reports are not used as Primary Evidence.

Unlike other technologies which have been used in 2 or 3 cases, NSS has been used in over 700 cases reported by independent Forensic laboratories in areas such as Murders, Insurgency, Poaching, Illegal immigration to name a few.

NSS is routinely used in highly sensitive cases to home in on perpetrators of a crime and differentiate involvement.


In a significant development in 2010 the Supreme Court of India ruled that tests such as Narco, Lie Detection and Brain Electrical Activation Profile can be conducted with Informed consent, and any information or material discovered with the help of BEOS can be admitted as Evidence in court.

Unfortunately the court confused BEAP/BEOS with the outdated and minimalistic P300 technique with which BEOS has no connection.


Excerpt from the Supreme Court judgement-

“However, we do leave room for the voluntary administration of the impugned techniques in the context of criminal justice, provided that certain safeguards are in place. Even when the subject has given consent to undergo any of these tests, the test results by themselves cannot be admitted as evidence because the subject does not exercise conscious control over the responses during the administration of the test. However, any information or material that is subsequently discovered with the help of voluntary administered test results can be admitted, in accordance with Section 27 of the Evidence Act, 1872.

The National Human Rights Commission had published ‘Guidelines for the Administration of Polygraph Test (Lie Detector Test) on an Accused’ in 2000. These guidelines should be strictly adhered to and similar safeguards should be adopted for conducting the ‘Narcoanalysis technique’ and the ‘Brain Electrical Activation Profile’ test.

The text of these guidelines has been reproduced below:

(i) No Lie Detector Tests should be administered except on the basis of consent of the accused. An option should be given to the accused whether he wishes to avail such test.

(ii) If the accused volunteers for a Lie Detector Test, he should be given access to a lawyer and the physical, emotional and legal implication of such a test should be explained to him by the police and his lawyer.

(iii) The consent should be recorded before a Judicial Magistrate.

(iv) During the hearing before the Magistrate, the person alleged to have agreed should be duly

represented by a lawyer.

(v) At the hearing, the person in question should also be told in clear terms that the statement that is made shall not be a ‘confessional’ statement to the Magistrate but will have the status of a statement made to the police.

(vi) The Magistrate shall consider all factors relating to the detention including the length of detention and the nature of the interrogation.

(vii) The actual recording of the Lie Detector Test shall be done by an independent agency (such as a

hospital) and conducted in the presence of a lawyer.

(viii) A full medical and factual narration of the manner of the information received must be taken on record.”

Target Audience - Universities



Introduction to Forensic Science & Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Psychology and Behavior

Psychology: Brain – Mind – Behavior, Criminal Behavior Neuropsychological and psychosocial determinants, Forensic Psychology in crime investigation, Ethical Implications

Forensic Psychology in Crime Investigation

Crime Scene Management and Forensic Psychology

Criminal Profiling (Lab)

Interviewing Suspects/Accused (Lab)

Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature (BEOS) profiling

Scientific Basis, Technique, Instrumentation, Methodology, Recording and Analysis – practical demonstrations, Importance of BEOS in Forensics (Lab)

Polygraph- Deception Detection

Scientific basis, Technique, Instrumentation, Methodology

Question types (GTK, CQT, Affirmative etc.), Recording and Analysis, (Lab)

Other investigative techniques: Hypnosis and Narcoanalysis

Scientific basis, Technique, Procedure, Advantages and Disadvantages

Forensic Psychological Assessments (Lab)

Forensic Psychology in Practice

Application of Forensic Psychology

In Civil Courts, Prisons, Family Court, Juvenile home, Mental Hospitals, Legal Aid centers

Insanity and Law

Malingering, Competency to Stand Trial, Criminal responsibilities, Sentence Mitigation, Civil Commitments, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Social Issues on Litigation, Psychological & Neuropsychological Evaluations, Criminal Profiling

Eyewitness Identification, Psychological Profiling and Other Evaluations





Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Forensic Sciences – Forensic Psychology: Past-Present – Psychology & Law – Psychologist as an Expert Witness

Understanding Crime & Criminal Behaviour

Psychology of Crime – Biological, Psychological, Neuropsychological  and Social Determinants of Criminal Behaviour

Forensic Psychology in Crime Investigation

Psychological Examination of Crime Scene – Offender Profiling – Forensic Interviewing – Eye-Witness Testimony – Examination of High-risk offenders

Forensic Psychology as an Aid to Investigation

Psychological Profiling, Detection of Deception - Polygraph Examination, fMRI Lie Detection – Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling – Narcoanalysis, Forensic Hypnosis, Voice-stress Analysis – Theories, Techniques, Instrumentation, Methodology, Procedure & Critical Evaluation

Forensic Psychology in Practice

  1. A. Forensic Psychology in Civil Proceedings

Domestic Law & Rights of Adults, Children – Civil Competency, Personal Injury Evaluations, Work-related Compensation, Evaluation of Disabilities, Trauma Due to Abuse

  1. B. Forensic Psychology in Criminal Proceedings

Competency to stand trial, Criminal Responsibility, Diminished Capacity, Risk Assessment, Eye-Witness Testimony

Profession of Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology as a profession – For Social & Individual Protection – Professinal Issues: Licencing, Advocacy, liaisoning – Ethical Considerations