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Criminal Procedure

1996

Jack Tsen-Ta LEE

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Medical Investigation Of Suspects By The Police, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee Dec 1995

Medical Investigation Of Suspects By The Police, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee

Jack Tsen-Ta LEE

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.