Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How do you reduce the contamination of evidence?


1.     How do you reduce the contamination of evidence?
The risk of contamination of evidence is minimized by applying the following precautionary steps:

*     Using chain of custody labels
*     Opening each package in an area other than where it was originally sealed
*     Repackaging each item of evidence as soon as it has been analyzed
*     Assiduously using logging systems
*     Minimizing the number of people handling the evidence
*     Storing packaged evidence in a dedicated secure area.

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