Request for information on body mapping, in forensic cases

Reference: 23022

Date Added: Friday, October 6, 2023

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

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Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.

You have requested the following information:

  1. Does your force create body maps as a method of documenting a victim’s injuries?

No information held.

  1. If yes, is this done internally or externally?

No information held.

  1. If no, what other method is implemented?

No information held.

  1. What type of case is this most prevalent in?

No information held.

  1. Are the mannequins/models used standardised, or edited to resemble the victim?

No information held.

  1. Do you have a standard operating procedure in place, for this procedure?

No information held.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are separate organisations. As the Chief Constable is responsible for operational policing information, you may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.

You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect. Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:

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Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF