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
Javeed Ahmad
Javeed Ahmad, I.P.S.,

Shri Javeed Ahmad is an IPS officer of 1984 Batch and is borne on the Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He has been Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh and has held a number of other important assignments in the State of Uttar Pradesh including Home Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Shri Ahmad has also served for over 12 years, in various capacities, in the CBI. His wide ranging experiences in the field of Law Enforcement, Anti-Corruption Investigation, maintenance of Communal Harmony and Human Resources Management have been widely recognized. read more…

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.