“Let hundred guilty be acquitted, but one innocent must not be punished” is the prime perspective of the Indian criminal justice system to achieve a status of a fair trial. Such an immense motive requires due care and caution that stretches the procedure long enough.
A fair trial needs some passage of time to discover facts. People ask for quick proceedings, fast track courts ignoring negative effects, but we do not find a way to abstain from the primitive legal procedure. The problem lies in the ignorance of the gap between the common man and our sacred legal system. A person is believed to be a criminal as soon as he is arrested, or just allegations are made to him. In the meanwhile, the case acquires great publicity, and the unfavourable judgments lead to agitation. These are the prejudiced beliefs that force us to act upon inappropriate behaviour. Also, the lack of coordination among the four limbs of criminology; Police, Prosecution, Judiciary, Prison, quashes the interest of justice. That is why people never confront the procedure, always try to find lacuna. This happens where we have best of all implemented legal systems, procedural and substantial.
This is a serious matter to look upon that law is clear and absolute; it cannot be altered, but the facts can be. In the era of corruption, Social Support can be seen as the fifth pillar of the Criminal Justice System. There is an intense need to check upon access to justice, its craters, and efficiencies, to explain the theories of criminology and to track the legislative legitimacy of principles of the Criminal Justice System, which cannot be done without social support.