The NIST / NIJ Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation created the following images and documents to fulfill its charge.
Packaging and Collection Guidance
There are extensive references on proper collection and packaging practices. Examples include:
- International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc., which includes professional standards and online training on property and evidence.
- Wisconsin Department of Justice, State Crime Laboratories. (2009). Chapter 6: DNA Evidence and Standards. In Physical evidence handbook, 8th edition. Madison, Wisconsin.
- National Institute of Justice. (2003). DNA Evidence: What Law Enforcement Officers Should Know. NIJ Journal, 249. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.
- Turman, Kathryn M. (2001). Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers. OVC Bulletin (NCJ 185690). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.
Other related references can be found at the websites below:
Evidence custodians can obtain training at the websites below:
Property and Evidence Associations
Biohazard Disposal Guidelines