Title

Crime Scene Investigation and Examination: Chain of Evidence

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Subject: LCSH

Bar coding, Crime scene searches

Disciplines

Forensic Science and Technology

Abstract

A key component to most investigations is the successful recognition, documentation, collection, and preservation of evidence from a crime scene. Many different forms of evidence will be encountered. There are general principles that apply to the proper collection, preservation, and handling of all evidence. Establishing a solid chain of evidence is one of those basic, essential standards. Failure to establish a scientifically sound and legally defensible chain of custody for an item of evidence will likely diminish the value of that evidence in judicial proceedings.

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DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00100-2

Publisher Citation

Palmbach, T. Crime Scene Investigation and Examination: Chain of Evidence (2016). In Payne-James, J., & In Byard, R. W. (2016). Encyclopedia of forensic and legal medicine (Second Edition). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 679-685. ISBN: 978-0-12-800055-7

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