Chain of Evidence

Definition(s)

  • The “sequencing” of the chain of evidence follows this order: identification and collection; analysis; storage; preservation; transportation; presentation in court; return to owner. The chain of evidence shows: who obtained the evidence; where and when the evidence was obtained; who secured the evidence; who had control or possession of the evidence.  1

Notes

  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.