Need for stronger DNA casework stressed at 24th All India Forensic Science Conference

Experts from forensics, law enforcement, victim advocacy, and policy & legislation deliberated upon greater investment in the implementation of DNA casework in India during 24th All India Forensic Science Conference in Ahmedabad.

It was noted that India has not fully embraced the basics of DNA. They pointed out that little DNA casework was being generated in investigations and courtrooms. They admitted that reason was lack of training crime respondents in handling evidence, improper crime scene management, overburdened and underfunded forensic labs, and overall lack of awareness about DNA evidence collection, especially in sexual assault cases. They also recommended a central ‘standard operating procedure’ in the form of an investigation manual for personnel to refer to.

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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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