Define physical evidence.

Physical evidence is defined as objects or items found at a crime scene. Different types of packaging materials are recommended for various types of evidence. This is to prevent the degradation and loss of evidence and to protect the individuals handling it from harm. Physical evidence in a crime scene should be packaged separately, properly labeled, and then transported to the laboratory for analysis. It is vital to maintain the chain of custody to protect the evidence from getting lost or contaminated.

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