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Forensic science landscape in India

In this video, Devina Sikdar from Project 39A introduces you to the forensic science landscape in India. She discusses the regulatory structure of forensic science laboratories and the challenges faced …

Improving the law on expert evidence

Since judges and lawyers do not have expertise in forensic science, they may struggle in meaningfully scrutinising forensic evidence. A legal framework that examines if the technique is scientifically valid, …

Expert evidence in India

Watch Devina Malaviya and Shreya Rastogi from Project 39A delve into the law on expert evidence in India and the challenges associated with examining forensic evidence. In doing so, they …

Challenging expert evidence in court

In this video, watch Judge Bayles discuss situations when lawyers may consider engaging their own experts. He also shares tips for lawyers on how to examine expert evidence.

Medical officer’s opinion

In this video, Dr Narayanareddy discusses how medical officers should record their opinions. Thereafter, Devina Malaviya from Project 39A discusses the important aspects that lawyers must consider while examining medical …

Medical examination of accused

Is the potency of the accused relevant to the determination of rape? What is smegma and does it play a role in medical examination? In this video, Dr Narayanareddy tackles …

How should evidence be handled?

In this lesson, Dr Narayanareddy explains the manner of collection, packaging and preservation of evidence collected during medical examination. After watching this video, think about the discussion on the movement …

Challenges for forensic odontology in India

In this video, Dr Tarvadi focuses on the challenges faced by the discipline of forensic odontology in India. With his expertise and experience, he highlights the challenges and possible solutions …

Information to be sought from an expert

Having access to the information and material relied on by an expert is necessary to meaningfully scrutinise their report. In this video, Judge Bayles discusses the categories of information which …

Challenging bite mark evidence in courts

By now you have gained an understanding of the serious concerns surrounding the scientific validity and reliability of bite mark analysis. With this understanding, how can you apply these learnings …

Judicial attitudes towards examining forensic evidence

The last two decades have witnessed a heightened scientific inquiry into various forensic disciplines. Significant research has been devoted to pattern matching disciplines which were developed to aid police investigation. …

Introduction to the law on expert evidence

Justice Chris Maxwell and Judge Stewart Bayles begin by providing an introduction to the law on expert evidence, its origins as an exception to opinion evidence, and its role in …