Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crimes
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Evidence Marking

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Investigators should accurately and thoroughly document evidence under their control.

Descriptions of evidence include the following:

  • Type of item.
  • Size of item.
  • Manufacturer's markings or serial numbers.
  • Noticeable damage or alteration to the item.
  • Unusual stains.
  • Unusual markings.

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