ASTM E2124 - 20

    Standard Specification for Equipment and Supplies in Sexual Violence Investigations

    Active Standard ASTM E2124 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02

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    This practice describes the basic instruments, equipments, and supplies used for the medical-legal examination of the victims and/or suspects in sexual assault investigations. Outlined here are the considerations for choosing a variation or optional equipment to be used, in which case all of the types of tools listed herein should be included in any examination facility.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification describes the basic instruments used for the medical-legal examination of victims or suspects, or both, in sexual violence investigations. These specifications are designed to be used in conjunction with other specifications, guides, and practices associated with sexual violence examinations that are listed in Section 2.

    1.2 Additional information can be found in Terminology E1732, Guide E1843, Specifications E2057, and Practice E2123.

    1.3 This standard cannot replace knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through education, training, and experience (see Practice E2917, Education and Training) and is to be used in conjunction with professional judgement by individuals with such discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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

    E2123 Practice for Transmittal of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigation

    E2917 Practice for Forensic Science Practitioner Training, Continuing Education, and Professional Development Programs

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2124-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2124-20, Standard Specification for Equipment and Supplies in Sexual Violence Investigations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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