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Crime Scene and Physical Evidence Awareness

For Non-Forensic Personnel

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This manual aims at raising awareness of the importance of good practices in crime scene investigations and the nature and relevance of physical evidence. It covers issues related to the work at the scene, from the actions of the first responder(s) to the submission of evidence to the laboratory. As such, it provides the very basis for enabling more evidence-based reconstruction of events.

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The value of physical evidence and the concept of chain-of-custody

Physical evidence can be anything from massive objects to microscopic items, generated as part of a crime and recovered at the scene or at related locations.

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