Impact of Public Opinion on India’s Criminal Justice System




Criminal justice, opinion, influence, Justice delivery system, Natural Justice, Sue-Moto


In this research paper, the meaning and definition of public opinion are discussed and how it affects the entire criminal justice system of India. Various factors are discussed which give a detailed idea of how public opinion influences police investigations and then court decisions. This research paper has also discussed the role of media in molding public opinion. There is a need to reorganize the criminal justice system so as to inspire public confidence by treating all fairly and providing a systematically high standard of service to victims and witnesses, and to provide more justice through a modern and efficient justice system in compliance with the rule of law. The criminal justice system should focus more on actual evidence and witnesses and less on public opinion when delivering justice. Only by ensuring equal justice for everyone, we can assure peace for all.


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How to Cite

Ashish Verma. (2022). Impact of Public Opinion on India’s Criminal Justice System. Legal Research Development, 6(III), 25–26.