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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