The Admissibility of Forensic Evidence in Drug Conspiracy Cases in Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court

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Narayut Traiyasut
Patchara Sinloyma
Sahaphat Homjan
Sarit Suebpongsiri

Abstract

This research was a qualitative study with the objective of studying the admissibility of forensic evidence in drug conspiracy cases in Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court. This research was done through the use of in-depth interviews with five judges at the Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court with experience in judicial proceedings. This research was conducted through both studying drug conspiracy cases from the Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court and learning lessons from the verdicts. After the data from 15 drug conspiracy cases were brought together, the study found that: 1) The Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court has the same forensic evidence in cases of conspiracy to commit drug offenses as other criminal cases, and it is in line with the judgment of the Supreme Court, that is to say that the court listens to forensic evidence as supporting witnesses. The court listens to all evidence provided with the accompanying rhetoric to weigh the case. 2) It is necessary for forensic evidence obtained from investigative officers to appear in the case statement because it is information that indicates the events of the offense. In addition, the weight of evidence is increased when forensic evidence obtained from the Probation Office supports the evidence obtained from the Investigative Department. 3) Government officials lack knowledge related to evidence collection. Therefore, training should be organized and knowledge should be disseminated to officers.

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Traiyasut, N., Sinloyma, P., Homjan, S., & Suebpongsiri, S. (2021). The Admissibility of Forensic Evidence in Drug Conspiracy Cases in Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court. Journal of Criminology and Forensic Science, 7(1), 106-121. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/forensic/article/view/248181
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