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Department of Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology Evidence and Case Management Manuals

This manual contains procedures related to (1) evidence intake, distribution, and return; and (2) case handling, including evidence examination guidelines; handling, evaluation, and troubleshooting of cases which are in progress; report writing and reviews.

Procedures on this page are effective as of June 20, 2016 and later. The dates effective are shown as MM/DD/YY - MM/DD/YY in the file name.

Note: The most current manual in each section is the first link listed.

Click or press the enter key on any topic below to access the relevant PDF file of the associated procedure.


Administrative Completion of Cases

Administrative Review

Alternate Light Source (ALS) Requests by the Medical Examiner

As of 12/29/23, the Alternate Light Source (ALS) Requests by the Medical Examiner procedure was retired.

Case Acceptance and Evidence Sign-in

Case Files

Case Management

Evidence Control

Evidence Examination

Human Remains Examination

IR Camera User Guide

Laser Microdissection of Products of Conception

Postmortem Review & Sign-in

As of 6/3/2022, the Postmortem Review & Sign-in procedure was restructured and renamed.  Please see the Postmortem Specimen and Preservation Holds procedure.

Postmortem Specimen and Preservation Holds



Technical Review