Victim and suspect examination

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What do you have to consider about the individual when examining them?
Age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, crime type
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Why consider religion/ethnicity?
Fasting, prayers, chaperones
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Why consider age?
Appropriate adult, consent
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What would you consider when taking photographs of individuals?
Face, bounced flash, with and without scale, avoid shadows
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Why consider the crime type when examining someone?
Will tell you what samples you need to obtain
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What should you consider when dealing with sexual offence victims?
Sexual assault referral centre, written consent of victim, carried out by medical examiner, appropriate adults
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What have been given to front line officers to improve cases?
Early evidence kits - swabs, packaging, saliva
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What should be considered when dealing with a suspect?
Custody (UV light shows smart water), DNA, footwear removed, fingerprints, their rights
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What are non-intimate samples?
Mouth, saliva, head hair combings, hair, body fluid on skin, cosmetics etc..
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What should you consider when taking non-intimate samples?
Informed why, documented, reasonable force used, can be taken without consent
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What are intimate samples?
Anal, vaginal, penile, blood, urine, public hair etc..
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What should you consider when taking intimate samples?
Written authority from inspector or above, consent, warned that it may harm defense if refused
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Why consider religion/ethnicity?

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Fasting, prayers, chaperones

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Why consider age?

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What would you consider when taking photographs of individuals?

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Why consider the crime type when examining someone?

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