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:
Subject to subsection (2) and section 23XK , a person authorised to carry out a forensic procedure on a person, or a constable, may use reasonable force:
(a) to enable a forensic procedure to be carried out; or
(b) to prevent loss, destruction or contamination of any sample. (2)
All forensic procedures are to be carried out in a manner consistent with appropriate medical or other relevant professional standards.