Relevancy of DNA Tests

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid. It is a genetic code found in every cell (not found in red blood cells) of the human body which is unique to each individual. The DNA of two persons can never be the same except in the case of identical twins. Using DNA profiling, it is possible to identifyContinue reading “Relevancy of DNA Tests”

The Concept of Leterm Mortem in Evidence Law

“A person, who is about to die, would not lie.” ‘Nemo moriturus praesumitur mentire’ is the maxim on which the concept of a dying declaration is based. It literally means a man won’t meet his maker with a false mouth. A dying declaration is the exception to the rule of hearsay evidence that renders theContinue reading “The Concept of Leterm Mortem in Evidence Law”

Forensic Science: Evidentiary Value & Real vs. Reel Life

Forensic Science is the use of scientific principles, theories and experiments to help investigate a civil or criminal case. Forensic Science, in this era of science and technology, has developed in such a way that crime investigations now heavily depend on it. Forensic Science, in criminal cases, is mainly related to the collection, preservation, identification,Continue reading “Forensic Science: Evidentiary Value & Real vs. Reel Life”

Circumstantial Evidence: Admissibility, Weightage and Risk Factor in Criminal Cases

Evidence can broadly be classified as direct and circumstantial evidence. In a layman’s understanding, circumstantial evidence is simply a collection of facts or evidence which, on a deductive method of reasoning and proper analysis, gives a concrete conclusion. An example below will help us visualize the core concept of both the type of evidences. ScenarioContinue reading “Circumstantial Evidence: Admissibility, Weightage and Risk Factor in Criminal Cases”