Being Smart About Sexual Assault

Knowing how to properly collect evidence of sexual assault crimes is important for any investigator.


For any of the physical evidence remember to collect exemplar samples from points not associated with the areas where physical evidence is found. For example take fiber samples from areas of bed sheets not associated with stains. This can rule out accidental contamination or false positive results.

Learning how to accurately and smartly collect evidence in sexual assault cases can be the difference between a win or loss in court.

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