DIRECT EVIDENCE HANDLING
Critical Task: 03-3758.00-8020
In this lesson you will learn the procedures to properly handle evidence.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Learn the procedure to properly handle evidence.
You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent
on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publication: AR
In Lesson 1, you learned that evidence was seized for the purpose of criminal prosecution. Great care to protect
the constitutional rights of a subject must be taken when seizing evidence. This is to ensure that evidence you
seize will be admitted into court. Seizure of the evidence is only the first step. Knowledge and skill in other
aspects of dealing with evidence is important. Careful handling and storage of evidence will ensure that it is
admitted into court.
In this lesson, you will learn the policies and procedures of--
Collection of evidence and contraband.
Storage of evidence and contraband.
Disposition of evidence and contraband.
For your reference, a list of definitions is provided in Appendix A at the end of this subcourse.