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Collecting evidence. Scene of crime officer (SOCO) writing information about a bayonet, a piece of evidence collected at the crime scene. The SOCO is defacing the packaging the evidence is in to prevent unauthorised persons from opening it. The SOCO is wearing latex gloves to prevent contamination of the crime scene. SOCOs provide scientific support to police forces. They establish what evidence is required from a crime scene and the best way to obtain it.
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