Transient evidence


Transient evidence

Transient evidence is evidence that has no meaning or is so false it is easy to see through it. Transient evidence may be lost a short period of time after the crime took place. ["SUPPORT CENTER PORTSMOUTH INSTRUCTION 5100.5A." U.S. Department of Transportation. 10 November 1994.
http://www.uscg.mil/mlclant/iscportsmouth/isc_instructions/INST%205100.5A.doc
] It must be identified and recorded immediately upon investigation. If possible, it should be protected or preserved for later review. ["Crime Scene Response Guidelines." http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/respon3.html] For example, weather and witness recollection are considered transient evidence.

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