OPEN ACCESS

PEER-REVIEWED

Original Study

| Published: September 27, 2020

Legal status of forensic psychological tests in India

Dr. Malini S

Assistant Director, Forensic Psychology Section, State Forensic Science Laboratories, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Chandrakanth B K

Senior Scientific Officer, Forensic Psychology Section, State Forensic Science Laboratories, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.195/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.195

ABSTRACT

Objective: Indian judicial system is in such a state that large number of cases is pending before the court. The burden to investigate, to collect the evidence as per law and dispose the cases quickly to meet the deadline set by the court police resort to third degree treatment. On account of application of third-degree methods, the suspect/accused are dying thus violating the fundamental rights to life and personal liberty guaranteed under article 21 of the constitution of India. Method: With the development of science and technology eliciting the information in a quick manner is possible by adopting the scientific methods of polygraph, Brain Mapping, Narco –analysis and FMRI techniques. Results and Conclusions: These scientific examinations join the missing link and strengthen the chain of investigations. Extracting the information related to crime helps to prevent the criminal activities. The scientific test helps to gather evidence which is difficult through ordinary means. Responses generated through scientific tests helps to discover the fresh facts or materials that will be relevant to the case.

Download Full Text
Responding Author Information

Dr. Malini S @ chandu.kudloor@gmail.com

Find On

Article Overview

ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.195/20200803

10.25215/0803.195

Download: 26

View: 242

Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020