Nisha Menon (Forensic Expert)Technical Director, Square Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Practicing Forensic Expert since 17+ years
She has been appointed by the Honourable Courts across India including High Court of Mumbai to submit Forensic Expert opinion in several cases.
Her areas of technical expertise include:
- Questioned Document Examination (Document, Handwriting/Signature Verification, Typescript & digitally generated document analysis, Alteration of documents, stamp verification etc.)
- Forensic Fingerprint Examination (Automated Fingerprint Identification, Fingerprint development & comparison, fingerprint development from blood stains, de-duplication of fingerprint based biometric data etc.)
- Crime Scene and Corporate Investigation (Theft, Robbery, Fire etc.)
- Forensic Stylometry (Identification of anonymous email authorship)
Till date she has handled several cases for court submission in Forensic Questioned Document Examination, Handwriting and Fingerprinting Examination some of them being very high profile cases like that of Jiah Khan Suicide. With thorough courtroom experience her strongest attribute is her strong deposition skills as an expert witness before the Honourable Courts and Police.
Ms. Menon has been a Forensic Trainer and Key Forensic Resource Person for various National Level Workshops and Orientation Programs conducted for Judicial Officers such as “All India CBI Court Judges, POCSO Court Judges, National Level Junior Division Judges, District and Session Court Judges of Maharashtra” on Forensic Topics like “Forensic Evidence in Civil and Criminal Trials: DNA Profiling”, “Forensic Evidence in absence of Testimonial Evidence”, “Forensic Questioned Document Examination”, “Forensic Questioned Document Examination, Handwriting and Fingerprinting”
With hands on experience of latest technologies and equipment she has solved critical cases related to Document Examination, Handwriting and Fingerprint including latest fingerprint biometric technologies and AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). She has reported cases for leading corporate, banks, PSUs (Nationalized, Private etc.) and individual clients.
She has successfully set up two private forensic laboratories in Mumbai with advanced technologies in Questioned Document Examination and Fingerprinting, Forensic Psychology, Cyber Forensic, Audio/Video and Mobile Forensic etc.
She participated in BITs World Conference of Forensic - 2011, Chongqing, China and roped in latest technology of Forensic Stylometry (Anonymous email authentication for authorship) which proves to be very powerful investigation tool in various corporate, civil and criminal investigations.
With her strong and effective communication skill she has been instrumental in bringing awareness about existing forensic services and the new forensic technologies to law professionals and society at large. She has delivered invited talks at various National and International Conferences on Security and Forensic to name a few are - National Conference on forensic Science, Institute of Forensic Science, on "Emerging Trends in Forensic Science", Various Bar Associations across India, Institute of Forensic Science, BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Govt. of India), ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), Universities across India, FSAI etc.
She had been writing columns and articles for leading newspapers and magazines on security industry and forensic science. Ms. Menon has co-authored the book titled "Forensic Science in Crime Investigation with emphasis on Crime Scene Management" on Handwriting and fingerprinting related topics and case studies. She also has co-authored a book titled "India's Security Requirements – A Global Perspective" highlighting estimated annual pan India security expenditure in various Critical Physical & Social Infrastructure Sectors. She has presented 17 research papers in national and international seminars/journals/proceedings on security and forensic related subjects.
She did her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal & Forensic science post her Bachelor's degree in Science (Biology). She also did her Master’s in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Dual management with specialization in Foreign Trade. Ms. Menon is also a Certified Handwriting Analyst from HAI (Handwriting Analyst International)
Ms. Menon has been a Record Holder and a National level Athlete in 100 m hurdles and had been 8 times best athlete of Rajasthan.