Using Forensic Science in the Analysis of Homicidal Crimes

  • Deepika Teotia and Sanyam Pokhriyal
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  • Deepika Teotia

    LL.M. student at Libra School for Higher Studies, Dehradun, India

  • Sanyam Pokhriyal

    LL.M. student at Jagran School of Law, Dehradun, India

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Forensic science is pivotal in the examination of crime scenes and the gathering of evidence, including items like garments, cigarette remnants, and biological samples, to scientifically substantiate a suspect’s culpability. DNA testing in cases of assault and homicide verifies the identity of the victim. This evidence aids in expediting the investigative process and the judicial proceedings. Nonetheless, forensic science is not infallible and possesses inherent constraints. Therefore, initial investigators, including the Crime Laboratory Ultimate Evidence System crew and forensic specialists, must be cognizant of these restrictions when collecting and analysing samples to avoid inaccurate findings. Erroneous outcomes can arise from inadequate sample sizes, incorrect collection techniques, or delayed analyses. The enforcement of standardized procedural protocols is crucial; without them, the legal acceptance of forensic evidence to conclusively establish guilt is jeopardized. Consequently, the judiciary may exonerate the defendant, extending the benefit of the doubt. This article focuses the role and boundaries of forensic science within the Indian Criminal Justice System and underscores the imperative of adhering to established procedures to obtain reliable.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 919 - 929


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