© D.L. Crumbley
Assume that documents or other evidence one handles may be used in a legal proceeding.
Do not mark, staple, or otherwise alter the document.
Record how you obtained the evidence and who handled it.
Keep evidence in a secure location – fireproof safes or locked cabinets.
If possible, avoid putting your or other investigators fingerprints on the document.
Use see-through holders.
Internal auditors at WorldCom worked at night and put much of the records on personal CD ROMS (e.g., bought own CD burner).