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Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory by Craig Valli, Andrew Jones

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Chapter 21. A Summary of Thoughts, Issues, and Problems

Introduction

The profession of digital forensic investigator is still in its infancy. As with many other forms of forensic science, the area of digital forensics is a convergence of science, investigative experience, and the law. Where digital forensics differs from most other forensic disciplines is that the science on which it is based has a short history and is made more complex by the fact that computer technology continues to develop at an increasing pace.

Another significant difference is that although most areas of forensic science have little application outside of law enforcement, digital forensic techniques and tools have a range of applications in the commercial sector—in the ...

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