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SCIENTIFIC MECHANISMS IN CRIME INVESTIGATION:A STUDY

Author: Anisha Tak*

ABSTRACT

This research paper aims at highlighting the application of scientific mechanisms or measures in conducting crime investigation. The elements of the scientific investigation like forensic medicine, scientific laboratories, digital forensics, criminal investigation and other scientific techniques are discussed. The legal provisions in India dealing with forensic science although not explicitly, like certain sections of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 are described. Consonance with constitution of some methods of scientific investigation of crimes like handwriting and signature identification, fingerprint, impressions of thumb, palm and foot ascertainment tests, narco analysis tests are examined. The constitutional validity is analyzed in regards to article 20(3) of the constitution. The issues and problems existing in the sector of forensic science in reference to research, training, education, laboratories, etc. are discussed. Various measures that could be employed for strengthening this field and upgrading its contribution in the crime investigation are also analyzed.


Keywords: Scientific measures, Investigation, Narco, Forensic,Crime


Publication date and year: 15th November 2021

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Preferred Citation: Anisha Tak, SCIENTIFIC MECHANISMS IN CRIME INVESTIGATION:

A STUDY, Vol. I-III, (2021).


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*2nd year BA LL.B. (Hons) ; student of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab; Available at: anishatak20026@rgnul.ac.in

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