What assurance is there that DNA samples are being handled properly throughout the collection, testing, and storage processes, especially as they are transported from one place to another?
- Chain of Custody (CoC)
- -> Every individual who has contact with evidence must be documented
- -> Individuals responsible for handling evidence are trained on ensuring CoC
- -> Documentation of CoC is crucial to credibility of evidence
- Of course it is possible for human error to occur at any point in the chain.