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.
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 .
1.2 Additional information can be found in Terminology , Guide , Specifications , and Practice .
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