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Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory by Craig Valli, Andrew Jones

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Chapter 2. Types of Digital Forensic Investigation

Introduction

This chapter will discuss the reasons for carrying out a digital forensic investigation and the type of investigations that might be undertaken—for example, on a single computer, a network, or a mobile device.

Reasons for Conducting a Digital Forensic Investigation

The reasons for undertaking a digital forensic investigation will be wide-ranging and will be dependent, in part, on the type of organization you belong to. The type of investigation that the laboratory will be required to conduct for a federal, state, or local law enforcement organization will normally focus on the whole range of criminal cases. This, in itself, has considerable diversity and as computer devices have ...

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