Thursday, February 4, 2021

Subramaniam on the Admissibility of Polygraphy in India

Karthik Subramaniam, NALSAR University of Law, has posted A Study on the Development of the Admissibility of Polygraph Tests in India:

Legal systems around the world have always had a peculiar obsession with lie-detecting devices, and in particular, the Polygraph test. This paper provides a brief history of the Polygraph test and tries to track the evolution of legal jurisprudence regarding the admissibility of such tests in the American jurisdiction. Using this as the base, the paper then delves into the position of the Indian legal system regarding the admissibility of Polygraph tests. Tracking the brief history of Polygraph tests being introduced in courts as evidence, the paper then attempts to provide a concrete conclusion on how Polygraph tests are seen, and whether there must be any change in the way the admissibility of these tests are perceived. 

--Dan Ernst