Problem

Tampering with physical evidence

Other Names:
Destruction of evidence
Shredding of official documents
Nature:
The alteration, destruction or concealment of any physical evidence to be used in an official proceeding for the purpose of altering its outcome is a crime.
Incidence:
The most noteworthy of cases of tampering with evidence is President Nixon's destruction and alteration of tape recordings of White House meetings. Vital documentary evidence in a double murder case in the UK had been destroyed in what may have been a mistaken instance of a cleaning up of a police property store.
Aggravates:
Theft of documents
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
29.06.2018 – 06:54 CEST