Although medical examinations and samples taken from suspects' bodies in the course of police inquiries often lead to the discovery of important evidence, Singapore criminal procedure does not appear to empower the police to carry out such medical investigations. Neither does it safeguard the interests of suspects. It is submitted that the Criminal Procedure Code and other statutes should be brought up to date with modern science.
Criminal procedure, medical examinations of suspects by the police, taking of tissue samples from suspects by the police
Asian Studies | Criminal Law
Law, Society and Governance
Singapore Law Review
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
LEE, Jack Tsen-Ta.
Medical Investigation of Suspects by the Police. (1996). Singapore Law Review. 17, 51-87. Research Collection School Of Law.
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