Chapter 3

Psychological profiling as an investigative tool for digital forensics

Marcus K. Rogers    Purdue University, IN, USA


Digital forensics has fallen victim to the fact that the traditional approach has focused mainly on the collection of evidence and very little time has been spent on how to effectively and efficiently examine, analyze, and arrive at a decision based on the evidence identified. Behavioral analysis has been used to support traditional criminal investigations very successfully. This chapter looks at how behavioral analysis can be modified to be used in the context of cyber criminal investigations. The weaknesses of the traditional digital forensics model are discussed and then the behavioral analysis model is presented, ...

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