Forensic field guide

The purpose of this document is to give information to our customers within the criminal justice system regarding services provided by the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division (OSP FSD) and recommended methods for collecting and preserving physical evidence. Additionally, this manual contains evidence acceptance criteria for items submitted for forensic examination. These recommendations and the criteria help to ensure the integrity and security of the evidence, the safety of lab staff members, and optimal quality of the analytical results., Introduction -- Laboratory locations and services -- Case communication and laboratory reports -- Review and cancellation of lab requests -- General evidence handling and collection guidelines -- Field investigations (crime scenes) -- Biology processing/biological evidence -- DNA analysis -- Missing persons and unidentified remains -- Latent print evidence -- Impressions evidence -- Drug chemistry -- Toxicology -- Breath Alcohol Program (Implied Consent Unit) -- Firearms evidence -- Toolmark examination -- Serial number restoration -- Trace evidence -- Computer evidence -- Appendix A: how to make a paperfold -- Appendix B: firearms and terminology -- Appendix C: forensic field guide history, Title from PDF caption (viewed on January 13, 2023), "Originally Adopted: 05/01/2002", "All copies outside of Policytech are uncontrolled", This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection, Text in English
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This archived document is maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this document is to give information to our customers within the criminal justice system regarding services provided by the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division (OSP FSD) and recommended methods for collecting and preserving physical evidence. Additionally, this manual contains evidence acceptance criteria for items submitted for forensic examination. These recommendations and the criteria help to ensure the integrity and security of the evidence, the safety of lab staff members, and optimal quality of the analytical results.
Subject(s): n-us-or
Oregon. Forensic Services Division
Evidence (Law) -- Oregon
Forensic sciences -- Oregon
Date Issued: [2023]