CRIMES ACT 1914
Simplified outline of operation of Part
This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
If the carrying out of a forensic procedure is authorised under this Part, it must be carried out in accordance with rules and procedures set out in Division 6 .
If a forensic procedure covered by this Part is carried out without proper authority under this Part, evidence obtained through the procedure may be inadmissible in proceedings against the suspect (Division 7 ).
However, certain rules are modified or do not apply if the forensic procedure is carried out in response to a request by a foreign country or an international tribunal, or a request by a foreign law enforcement agency (Division 9A ).
This Part also:
A senior police officer may order the carrying out of a non-intimate forensic procedure on a suspect who is in custody if:
(a) the suspect has been asked under Division 3 to consent to the carrying out of the forensic procedure; and
(b) the suspect has not consented; and
(c) the senior police officer is satisfied as required by section 23WO .