Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom

Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom

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by Larry Daniel
     
 

Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals is a guide to digital technology forensics in plain language. In the authors’ years of experience in working with attorneys as digital forensics experts, common questions arise. This book answers those questions in a clear language that is understandable by non-technical people. The authors offer clear

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Overview

Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals is a guide to digital technology forensics in plain language. In the authors’ years of experience in working with attorneys as digital forensics experts, common questions arise. This book answers those questions in a clear language that is understandable by non-technical people. The authors offer clear explanations of technical concepts such as unallocated space, forensic copies, timeline artifacts and metadata in layman’s terms – making these concepts accessible to students, attorneys, judges, paralegals and corporate managers.

This book also explains how to determine what evidence to ask for, evidence that could be discoverable, and methods for obtaining it, including examples of relevant subpoena and motion language. Additionally, this book provides the right way to select a qualified expert, what to expect from a qualified expert, and how to properly use experts before and during trial.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597496438
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
900,736
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: What is Digital Forensics? Chapter 1. Digital Evidence is Everywhere Chapter 2. Overview of Digital Forensics Chapter 3. Digital Forensics - The Sub-Disciplines Chapter 4. The Foundations of Digital Forensics - Best Practices Chapter 5. Overview of Digital Forensics Tools Chapter 6. Digital Forensics at Work in the Legal System

Section 2: Experts Chapter 7. Why Do I Need an Expert? Chapter 8. The Difference between Computer Experts and Digital Forensic Experts Chapter 9. Selecting a Digital Forensics Expert Chapter 10. What to Expect from an Expert Chapter 11. Approaches by Different Types of Examiners Chapter 12. Spotting a Problem Expert Chapter 13. Qualifying an Expert in Court

Sections 3: Motions and Discovery Chapter 14. Overview of Digital Evidence Discovery Chapter 15. Discovery of Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases Chapter 16. Discovery of Digital Evidence in Civil Cases Chapter 17. Discovery of Computers and Storage Media Chapter 18. Discovery of Video Evidence Chapter 19. Discovery of Audio Evidence Chapter 20. Discovery of Social Media Evidence Chapter 21. Discovery in Child Pornography Cases Chapter 22. Discovery of Internet Service Provider Records Chapter 23. Discovery of Global Positioning System Evidence Chapter 24. Discovery of Call Detail Records Chapter 25. Obtaining Expert Funding in Indigent Cases

Section 4: Common Types of Digital Evidence Chapter 26. Hash Values: The Verification Standard Chapter 27. Metadata Chapter 28. Thumbnails and the Thumbnail Cache Chapter 29. Deleted Data Chapter 30. Computer Time Artifacts (MAC Times) Chapter 31. Internet History (Web and Browser Caching) Chapter 32. Windows Shortcut Files (Link Files) Chapter 33. Cellular System Evidence and Call Detail Records Chapter 34. Email Evidence Chapter 35. Social Media Chapter 36. Peer to Peer Networks and File Sharing Chapter 37. Cell Phones Chapter 38. Video and Photo Evidence Chapter 39. Databases Chapter 40. Accounting Systems and Financial Software Chapter 41. Multiplayer Online games Chapter 42. Global Positioning Systems

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