HANDWRITING COMPARISON IN COURT TRIALS: A NEED FOR FORENSIC UPGRADATION

Urvashi Mishra, Dr. Vijay Rana

Abstract


Handwriting comparison is of utmost importance as an evidence in courts as it works both in civil and criminal investigations and enquiries. The law of evidence in India recognizes the role of expert opinion but on the bases of its scientific reliability expert evidence is relied upon by the courts. This paper analyses the judgements of the High Courts and those of the subordinate courts to trace out the importance of handwriting comparison and find out the shortcomings in its process comparing questioned documents with the original/accepted documents. The objective is to identify the scope and areas needing further improvement in its technological or software terms. For this purpose, 10 reported relevant judgements of the High Courts and 36 cases of District courts have been scanned.

Keywords


handwriting comparison, signature verification, handwriting forensics, judgements on handwriting

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i9.5077

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