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Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation by Eoghan Casey

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Chapter 1. Introduction
Eoghan Casey

Contents

Forensic Soundness3
Forensic Analysis Fundamentals5
Crime Reconstruction13
Networks and the Internet15
Conclusions16
References16
Computers and networks have become so ubiquitous in our society, such an integral part of our daily lives, that any investigation or legal dispute will likely involve some form of digital evidence. Crimes like child exploitation, fraud, drug trafficking, terrorism, and homicide usually involve computers to some degree (see Chapter 2, “Forensic Analysis”). Electronic discovery has become so common in civil disputes that countries are updating their legal guidelines to address digital evidence (see Chapter 3, “Electronic Discovery”). Investigations of intrusions into corporate ...

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