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GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS)

, 5:5

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Preservation of dangerous forensic samples of evidence with the use of mobile robotic system

  • Magdalena ZubanskaAffiliated withInstitute for Research on Crime and Terrorism Forensic Unit, Faculty of Internal Security Police Academy Email author 
  • , Anna Swierczewska-GasiorowskaAffiliated withInstitute of Law and Administration Faculty of Administration Police Academy

Abstract

The richest source of information about crime and criminals is the place of the incident. From the point of view of forensics the examination of the crime scene is the primary activity of inquiry and it is the core action at the scene. However, there are scenes in which conditions threaten the health and lives of investigators, e.g. an illegal laboratory of controlled substances. However, there is a need to disclose, transport and store the obtained evidence, which is a source of danger, for the purposes of criminal proceedings. Police Academy in Szczytno (Poland) conducts a research project, which aims at the development of innovative solutions and technology that will enable proper and effective protection, transport, storage and disposal of such hazardous material evidence. A solution that would eliminate these risks is a robotic system for taking samples (e.g. samples of reaction mixtures). With a view to safety of SOCOs the proposed solution is of major importance.

Keywords:

illegal laboratory crime scene preservation of samples evidence material modern technologies robotic system