Adversarial and Inquisitorial Models of Criminal Justice System: A Comparative Analysis

Dr. Anand K. Deshmukh
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Post-Graduate Studies in Law, Dr. B.A.M.University, Aurangabad. (MHA), India

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

There are two types of models of criminal justice system i.e. adversarial and inquisitorial system prevails in the world.  Though these two models prevail in the world but in real sense no one has precise or clear meaning and not a single country of the world follow either of the models in toto. Both justice systems presumed that every accused person is innocent and shifted the burden of proof on prosecution to prove his guilt. It means both systems are firm about proper adjudication of the accused and protection of the innocent. But there are basic differences as to rules of procedures in each of these systems. Each system has its own merits and demerits while giving justice to victims of crime. The main aim of researcher is to know the basic features of each system and more particularly to know about the system followed in India. Through this article the researcher is trying to make comparative analysis and to give effective suggestions to improve the existing criminal justice system in India.

Keywords: Adversarial, Inquisitorial, Victim etc


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