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 request:
(a) a serious offender (other than a child or an incapable person) to consent to an intimate or non-intimate forensic procedure to which this Division applies being carried out on the serious offender; or
(b) a prescribed offender (other than a child or an incapable person) to consent to the taking of the offender's fingerprints.
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