Scientific Evidence and Its Applicability in Criminal Proceedings: Issues and Challenges​​

Dr. Jagat Singh Chandpuri and Dr. Vivek Kumar
Associate Professor at Department of Law, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Every case that comes before a court of Law has a fact story behind it. Facts out of which cases arise keep happening in the ordinary course of life. The First and foremost duty of every court is to ascertain the existence of certain facts, by which the right and liability could be decided of the parties of the case. Only through evidence the courts are enable to disposed the cases of the parties. Evidence plays a vital role in criminal justice. In the modern age, where science and technological development are at their peak, the procedure of trial in courts are still going as traditional. The Law of evidence, recognizes direct evidence in every judicial proceedings, but it becomes highly impossible to find direct evidence in all circumstances. Therefore in such circumstances scientific evidence can play a significant role in Administration of justice. It is therefore need of the hour a comprehensive law has to be brought in to regulate, regarding scientific evidence and its admissibility in trials.