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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Types of physical evidence potentially present at crime scenes, and their evidential value

This table provides an exemplary compilation of physical evidence that can be present at, and recovered from, a crime scene and of the information that can be obtained from its subsequent forensic examination. It also presents examples of cases where the different types of physical evidence might be encountered.

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