Photodocumentation Protocol Available for Free Download

November 18, 2020 — One key to any investigation is proper photodocumentation. Getting it right the first time is especially important when completing photodocumentation on individuals who are victims of a sexual assault.

SDFI-TeleMedicine is providing a free download of its Anogenital Photography Protocol. The protocol, updated November 1, 2020, aims to help healthcare professionals in the field of forensic health care develop skills that are critical in the process of patient evaluation, evidence collection, and forensic documentation.

The protocol includes recommended photographic equipment, and a step-by-step guide to the photodocumentation of a sexual assault victim.

You can download the protocol here. Registration at the SDFI online store is required.

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The language barrier between English-speaking investigators and Spanish-speaking witnesses is a growing problem. (Updated 28 February 2011)