A Body of Evidence: Measures to Improve Collection & Reduce Contamination

Course Description

Evidence collection is the foundation to acquiring optimal forensic laboratory results and ensuring that a case overall has the best chances for proper adjudication. Without a proper knowledge of best practices in evidence collection, items of extreme importance in child maltreatment cases can be damaged or contaminated in such a way that critical information will be rendered lost or unusable in a court of law from your forensic evidence. This training aims to discuss best practices in evidence collection and highlight the need for chain of custody to ensure improved success as it pertains to forensic analysis and incorporation of the evidence in your casework.

Learning Objectives

1. Address best practices for evidence collection.

2. Identify safety risks to evidence collection.

3. Recognize major factors associated with evidence contamination or destruction.

4. Highlight the importance of a chain of custody and the basics of creating and controlling said document.”

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