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chain of evidence

Note: (C.F.D.)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A process and record that shows who obtained the evidence; where and when the evidence was obtained; who secured the evidence; and who had control or possession of the evidence. The “sequencing” of the chain of evidence follows this order: collection and identification; analysis; storage; preservation; presentation in court; return to owner. Rationale: Sufficiently covered under chain of custody.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015