DNA Database: Palliating the Road of Criminal Justice

  • Aditya Gupta
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  • Aditya Gupta

    Advocate at Bombay High Court, India.

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The newborn right to privacy is a love-child of the judiciary and the fundament rights created midst the need to protect individual identity. However, like any other fundamental right, it is not immune to the reasonable restrictions that are capable of being imposed by the State . With an alarming increase in the rate of crime and obsolete methods of investigation adopted by the investigating agencies, there is a strong need to reform the law that assists the courts in administration of justice in a scientific manner. Through this paper, the researcher analyses the scope of right to privacy vis a vis the obligation of a state to create a DNA Database to aid the investigating agencies and the prosecutorial agencies in securing convictions by palliating the road of criminal justice. Furthermore the researcher seeks to analyse the legislations passed by a democratic developed nations, namely- the USA, in the field of creating a DNA database.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 1615 - 1626

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112988

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