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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Report Writing and Supporting Documentation

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Learning Objectives

After completing Report Writing and Supporting Documentation the user should:

Results of laboratory analyses are usually preserved in analytical reports written by the forensic expert once all tests are completed. The reports are then submitted to the requesting agency or attorney. Copies of these reports may be made available to opposing counsel, investigators and others involved in the case.

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