6 agencies in Thailand enact MOU to facilitate forensic evidence collection and examination

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The justice, interior, public health, and defense ministries are among the 6 agencies involved in this endeavor.

6 agencies are joining hands to improve the forensic evidence collection and examination procedure. The hope is for this effort to promote correct and effective uses of forensic evidence in criminal cases.

The justice, interior, public health, and defense ministries are among the 6 agencies involved in this endeavor. The Office of the Attorney General and the Forensic Physician Association of Thailand are also involved. Together, they will establish a training curriculum, a preliminary knowledge handbook, and guidelines for forensic investigation and the application of relevant laws. This would improve the capacity of personnel at each of the six agencies in dealing with forensic evidence and investigation. The cooperation also extends to the setting up of provincial justice administration committees.



Interrogation and case initiation require evidence to be presented in the case archive. Forensic evidence is a crucial type of evidence that necessitates the correct handling of evidence at the crime scene. Said evidence must be assessed via the correct methods by forensic specialists. Lack of supervision of said evidence by a forensic doctor may result in errors and affect the justice process.



Health ministry deputy permanent secretary Thongchai Kiratihatthayakorn said support will be given in the aspects of autopsies and evidence delivery. Hospitals under the health ministry will also supply forensic doctors for teleconsultation sessions. These doctors will provide relevant information for cases where the cause of death is unclear. (NNT)