ASTM E2123 - 16

    Standard Practice for Transmittal of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigation

    Active Standard ASTM E2123 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The procedures put forth in this standard are designed to preserve sexual assault evidence items during collection, storage, and transmittal for analysis at an appropriate laboratory.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the basic considerations that will help preserve different items or types of sexual assault related evidence for subsequent analysis. This practice is designed to be used in conjunction with other specifications, guides, and practices associated with sexual assault examinations that are listed in Section 2.

    1.2 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This standard cannot replace knowledge, skill, or ability acquired through appropriate education, training, and experience and should be used in conjunction with sound professional judgment.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1459 Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation

    E1492 Practice for Receiving, Documenting, Storing, and Retrieving Evidence in a Forensic Science Laboratory

    E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science

    E1843 Guide for Sexual Assault Investigation, Examination, and Evidence Collection

    E2057 Specifications for Preparation of Laboratory Analysis Requests in Sexual Assault Investigations

    Other Standards

    The Biological Evidence Preservation Handbook: Bes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2123-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2123-16, Standard Practice for Transmittal of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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