NARCO ANALYSIS: A VOLCANO IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Author- PRANAY GOLCHHA

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2020)

Law is a dynamic field; it cannot be stagnant with relevance to the change in society and hence has to keep in touch with the changing social order. It is understood that the judiciary must stay in touch with the progress made by humanity. Therefore, to fight organized crime and aid the process of investigation, new prevention methods need to be employed simultaneously. If the
criminals take the help of new and upcoming technology to commit crimes, it is the demand of the time for the enforcement agencies also to use new techniques to investigate the crimes committed. Horseley coined the term Narco-analysis. In 1922, Narco-analysis reached its height as Robert House, a Texas Obstetrician, used a drug on two prisoners to extract
information pertinent to a case.

The Paper focuses on The constitutional validity of the Narco-analysis test is questioned because it seems to infringe Article 21 as well as Article 20(3) that covers the right to life and liberty as well as the right against self-incrimination.

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