Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Criminal procedure, medical examinations of suspects by the police, taking of tissue samples from suspects by the police

Discipline

Asian Studies | Criminal Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Law Review

Volume

17

First Page

51

Last Page

87

ISSN

0080-9691

Publisher

National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Additional URL

http://ssrn.com/abstract=643425

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