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Significance and Use
5.1 The procedures put forth in this standard are designed to preserve sexual violence evidence items during collection, storage, and transmittal for analysis at an appropriate laboratory.
1.1 This practice describes the basic considerations that will help preserve different items or types of sexual violence related evidence for subsequent analysis. This practice is designed to be used in conjunction with other specifications, guides, and practices associated with sexual violence examinations that are listed in Section .
1.2 This standard cannot replace knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through education, training, and experience (see Practice , Education and Training) and is to be used in conjunction with professional judgement by individuals with such discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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 Violence Investigation, Examination, and Evidence Collection Protocol
E2057 Specifications for Preparation of Laboratory Analysis Requests in Sexual Assault Investigations
E2124 Specification for Equipment and Supplies in Sexual Violence Investigations
E2917 Practice for Forensic Science Practitioner Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs
ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime)
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ASTM E2123-20, Standard Practice for Preservation of Evidence in Sexual Violence Investigation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top