New code of practice for digital evidence

The British Security Industry Association, working with the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, has developed a code of practice for the use of digital evidence in the criminal justice system.

Feb 23, 2006
By David Howell

The British Security Industry Association, working with the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, has developed a code of practice for the use of digital evidence in the criminal justice system.

The current use of tape-based video evidence is now giving way to digital files, but up until now there has been no best practice that officers have adhered to when handling either tape-based or digital files that will be presented as evidence.

The code also sets out how an audit trail should be established so that copies made of a file can be traced back to their original. The new code of practice can be downloaded from: www.bsia.co.uk/download.html.

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