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What Is Evidence Analysis?


During a court hearing or trial, it is necessary for the legal counsel representing each litigant to present certain types of objects or narratives that corroborate with the arguments they present. Such objects are referred to as court evidence. In order to determine the relevance of the evidence to the court case and how it could possibly impact the arguments and cases made, the evidence must be evaluated and reviewed. This process is referred to as evidence analysis.


Different types of evidence exist to prove or support an argument or case made during a court trial. Some of these objects or testimonies may be self-explanatory, while others need to be reviewed and examined more carefully. However, not just any single person can conduct evidence analysis. It is necessary for a skilled technician to handle the evidence in order for him or her to process the evidence using techniques and methods he or she is an expert in. This is to ensure the integrity of the evidence during a court trial. It is of utmost importance to use evidence that has not been compromised in any way in order to prove validity of a claim or fact.


The process of evidence analysis begins by photographing the location where the evidence was found. Upon completion of photographic documentation, it is necessary that all items are placed inside a sealed bag and labeled with all the pertinent information such as the what the object is, where it was found, what time it was found, and so on.

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