Admissibility and Appreciation of Expert Evidence with Special Reference to Ballistics

International Journal of Research in Computer Application and Management, Vol. 2(10), 2012

8 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2010 Last revised: 27 Nov 2012

See all articles by Bhagwan Gawali

Bhagwan Gawali

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL)

Dipa Dube

Indian Institute of Technology - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

Date Written: July 30, 2010

Abstract

The law of evidence is the edifice on which the system of dispensation of justice rests. In fact, the purpose and object of evidence is to guide the Courts to come to a conclusion regarding a case at hand. But, in certain cases, where the questions involved are beyond the range of common experience and knowledge, evidence in form of facts pose problems as the Court may not have sufficient competence to arrive at a conclusion based on those facts. Thus, the need arises for experts who have the required ability and knowledge to tender evidences. Section 45 of the In¬dian Evidence Act 1872 deals with expert evidence. It allows an expert to tender evidence on a particular fact in ques¬tion and to show to the court that his findings are unbiased and scien¬tific. In contemporary times, the reliance on expert evidence has been overwhelming, especially in the area of ballistics. The present article tries to critically analyze the rules of admissibility with regard to expert evidence, in general and ballistics evidence, in particular.

Keywords: Expert Evidence, Ballistics, Criminal Justice

Suggested Citation

Gawali, Bhagwan and Dube, Dipa, Admissibility and Appreciation of Expert Evidence with Special Reference to Ballistics (July 30, 2010). International Journal of Research in Computer Application and Management, Vol. 2(10), 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1651148 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1651148

Bhagwan Gawali

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) ( email )

IIT Kharagpur
West Bengal
Kharagpur, 721302
India

Dipa Dube (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Technology - Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law ( email )

Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302
India

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