The criminal justice system doesnÂ’t know to utilize powerful DNA evidence as a substantial evidence to judge a case, resulting in misleading and weak establishment of the case. Most of the defense lawyers fail to utilize the evidence in a proper manner. They are unable to club the DNA evidence as supportive attachment with the on going trail. The DNA gathered from a crime of offense or a crime victim must satisfy certain criteria to be admissible in court. The distinguished criteria includes sample collection, sample storage (such that DNA samples are kept from deterioration), maintenance of a chain of custody among law enforcement officers and laboratory technicians, analysis in the laboratory setting according to accredited protocols and procedures, and correct interpretation of results. Experts from forensic department of the particular state and the defense in a criminal case review adherence to the above criteria. A complete report was submitted to the court on the basis of laboratory findings and case study of the FIR, documented by the police department. After a hearing experts version and studying the case, the judgement lies with the law of the land.
Last date updated on July, 2014