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 forensic procedure:
(a) must be carried out in circumstances affording reasonable privacy to the suspect; and
(b) except as permitted (expressly or impliedly) by other provisions of this Part, must not be carried out in the presence or view of a person who is of the opposite sex to the suspect; and
(c) must not be carried out in the presence or view of a person whose presence is not necessary for the purposes of the forensic procedure or required or permitted by another provision of this Part; and
(d) must not involve the removal of more clothing than is necessary for the carrying out of the procedure; and
(e) must not involve more visual inspection than is necessary for the carrying out of the procedure.