Crime scene DNA: anti-contamination guidance

Guidance on how to avoid contaminating DNA evidence at crime scenes.


Control and avoidance of contamination in crime scene examination involving DNA evidence recovery

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This document provides guidance on how to control and avoid DNA contamination during crime scene examinations. It includes guidance on the following:

  • crime scene investigations where investigators are involved in locating, recording, recovering, packaging, storing and transporting evidence
  • drying and temporary storage of items
Published 12 July 2016