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 constable may order the carrying out of a non-intimate forensic procedure to which this Division applies on a serious offender or the taking of the fingerprints of a prescribed offender other than a child or an incapable person if:
(a) the offender has been asked under section 23XWH to consent to the carrying out of the forensic procedure; and
(b) the offender has not consented; and
(c) the constable has taken into account the matters set out in section 23XWL .