Confession: Critical Analysis under Indian Evidence Act

  • Janavi. H.S and Divya Deshpande
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  • Janavi. H.S

    Student at Alliance School of Law, Bangalore, India

  • Divya Deshpande

    Student at Alliance School of Law, Bangalore, India

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Cases of wrongful conviction show that not all confessors are guilty. However, there is currently no validated process for evaluating the veracity of admissions. As a result, a confession may have a huge effect on jurors and judges. According to research, even if no other evidence linking a suspect to a crime was presented, the mere presence of a confession tripled the chances of being found guilty rather than acquitted at trial. This could explain why false confessions are involved in nearly 29 percent of the cases investigated by the Innocence Project. The long-term consequences of wrongful convictions for all parties concerned illustrate the need for impartial measures to check a confession's veracity. This paper discusses about the wrongful convictions made with the relevance of false confession made. It also discusses whether the confession was proven to the police office is validate or not. This paper discusses the cases related to the topic. It also studies the concept of wrongful confession under the evidence law,1872. Also studies about the accused confession made under police custody and how the evidences are produced against him.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1917 - 1927


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