LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science

The National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science was set up in January 1972 as a comprehensive facility for teaching, training, research and consultancy in the fields of Criminology & Forensic Science to meet the ground level requirements of the Criminal Justice Administration of the country. The Institute functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as an attached office.

About the Institute

The Institute was renamed as National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (NICFS) in 1991 and again renamed after Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan in 2003. In 43 years of its existence, the Institute has made significant headway in the areas of training of criminal justice functionaries and others, as well as research in applied aspects of the twin subjects.

Since 2004, the Institute has been offering M.A./M.Sc. degree courses in Criminology and Forensic Science, which are open to general public.

Our Recent Publications

A Forensic Guide for Crime Investigators : Standard Operating Procedures
The Indian Journal of Criminology & Criminalistics - Jan-June 2015
Innovative Ideas and Technologies adopted by NICFS

About Our Director
Sandeep Mittal
Sandeep Mittal, I.P.S.,

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar.