Blood Evidence from a Crime Scene
Since we talked about the OJ Simpson murder trial, I figured it would be fitting to talk about blood evidence. This type of biological evidence can make or break a case–especially now that DNA technology is available.
There are proper blood collection techniques that must be followed by law enforcement personnel. These techniques are taught in the Academy and various degree programs. It all boils down to preventing contamination, packaging in a breathable container, and following departmental procedures.
One thing I was taught over and over was this: NEVER package blood evidence in a plastic container. Ever. It will degrade even after a short amount of time, which can render the sample useless in court. Kind of like what happened in the OJ case…
Interested in learning about blood collection in detail? Check out this article on the subject: How to Collect Blood Evidence From a Crime Scene | Socyberty.
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