Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, announced that the country’s criminal justice system aims to become the most advanced globally within the next five years. The government is focusing on modernizing the policing system using technology while preserving its fundamental structure. In his address in 5th International and 44th All India Criminology Conference of the National Forensic Science University (NFSU) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today. He identified the significant challenge of modernizing the policing system with technology without altering its basic structure. He emphasized the need for the police to stay technologically ahead of criminals, at least “two generations” ahead.
Three New Criminal Laws
India’s criminal justice system aims to be the most advanced globally in the next five years through three new criminal laws: Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Act. He also emphasized for the integration of forensic science with the judicial process is crucial for the success of these laws.
Challenges and Solutions
The criminal justice system faces four key challenges – integrating technology, addressing hybrid threats from artificial intelligence, establishing a network for system protection, and ensuring global consistency in technology policies. Government efforts to meet the demand for scientific and forensic officers, including creating human resources through NFSU and technological database development.
Education and Global Connectivity
He emphasized on studying the three new laws for forensic science students and the role of technology in making justice accessible and affordable.
Expansion plans for NFSU with nine campuses set up and nine more in the pipeline.