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Hostile Witness - Jeremy Bentham

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Hostility is the state of bad feeling and ill will. A hostile witness is an unfavourable witness. A hostile witness is one who from the manner in which he gives evidence shows that he is not de...

Alibi-A plea of an accused under the indian evidence act

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Alibi is a Latin word, which means elsewhere. It is used when the accused takes the plea that when the occurrence took place he was elsewhere. In such a situation the prosecution has to dischar...

FIR Its Evidentiary Value, Consequences on Denial By The Police To Lodge

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First Information Report- Its Evidentiary Value, Consequences on Denial By The Police To Lodge With Its Practical Exposures In Criminal Courts Abstract The standing point of every legal statute...

Culpable homicide versus Murder

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 All Murders are culpable Homicides. But all Culpable Homicides Are not Murder? In the scheme of the Penal Code, culpable homicide is genus and murder its specie. All murder is culpable homicide...

Res Gestae - A Judicial Analysis

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The most complicated area of criminal jurisprudence is the tool of proving, what type of evidence is presented for proving in court of law. Here is one of the principles of law of evidence is R...

Evidentiary Value of Accomplice In The Light of Procedural Laws In India

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Abstract Everything which does not keep pace with the changing needs of the society does not last for a long time and as such law should not be static in nature it should meet the demands of t...

Real Men Don't Rape

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When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. It's not the questions...

Lazy Analysis: The ignorance of crucial perspectives in judicial decision making

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Criminal Law must just be based on a few principles which I have to memorize and apply so in order to derive the answer. - My thoughts when I first started studying the Indian Penal Code. However...

Dying Declaration

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Dying Declaration had been a significant instrument of administration of justice since time immemorial. The common principle on which this class of evidence is admitted is that they are declara...

Case Comment: Raju Thapa vs. State of Uttarakhand

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It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. - Sir William Blackstone Law does not operate in vacuum. It is not a set of mechanical rules, but requires subtle applica...