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:
This Division applies to an intimate forensic procedure that is the taking of a sample of blood (other than by a finger prick).
This Division applies to the following non-intimate forensic procedures:
(a) the taking of samples of hair other than pubic hair;
(b) the taking of fingerprints;
(c) the taking of a sample of blood by a finger prick;
(d) the taking of a sample of saliva, or a sample by buccal swab.
A person is authorised by this section to carry out a forensic procedure under this Division on a serious offender or a prescribed offender whether convicted of the serious or prescribed offence concerned before or after the commencement of this section.