Importance Of Confession In Criminal Law

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Thus has arisen a need to take re-look the relevant provisions of the Evidence Act and the Criminal Procedure Code and also at the administrative set up of the Police with a view to restoring the morale of the people and simultaneously ensuring that the rule of law reigns. Relevance of the confession in the basic gist of the Evidence Act. Even in U.S.A. and U.K. the confessions recorded by the police are viewed with some suspicion. The stringency of exclusion of such confessions has, varied from time to time. However, the relevance of confession in criminal trial as a species of an admissions against the interest of the maker by virtue of Section 21 of the Evidence Act. The sum and substance of the difference is that the confession rule aims to exclude self-criminality statements which are false, 30 while the privilege rule gives the opinion of excluding those which are true. The two or complimentary to each other in that respect and therefore cannot be coincident.…show more content…
For that purpose it is the duty of prosecution to prove that guilt beyond reasonable doubt. The benefit of the doubt goes to the accused. But if the guilt is admitted by the accused then there is no need to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt and sentence can be awarded according. But in the modern era, the punishment to the accused must be awarded keeping in the reformation and rehabilitation. In other words the rights of the accused are also given due importance. For that there is need to prevent the forcible confession. For that a comprehensive knowledge about the concept of confession is necessary. A critical study about the concept of confession has been made in this
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