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:
In this Part:
(a) in relation to a participating jurisdiction other than the Australian Capital Territory - an authority exercising, in relation to the police force of that jurisdiction, functions corresponding to those of the Commissioner and any other authority prescribed by the regulations; or
(b) in relation to the Australian Capital Territory - the Commissioner and any other authority prescribed by the regulations.
(a) relates to the carrying out of forensic procedures and DNA databases; and
(i) substantially corresponds to this Part; or
(ii) is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.
(Repealed by No 41 of 2003)