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Definition of Chain of custody

Chain of custody Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
President's DNA Initiative Glossary
A record of individuals who have had physical possession of the evidence and the process used to maintain and document the chronological history of the evidence. (Documents can include, but are not limited to, name or initials of the individual collecting the evidence; each person or entity subsequently having physical possession of it; dates the items were collected or transferred; from where the item(s) were collected; agency and case number; victim's or suspect's name (if known); and a brief description of the item.)
  
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Chain of custody Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Chain of custody (CoC), in legal contexts, refers to the chronological documentation or , showing the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of physical or electronic evidence.

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