Law Enforcement and Digital Evidence
J. Philip Craiger and Jeff Swauger, University of Central Florida
Mark Pollitt, DigitalEvidencePro
DIGITAL EVIDENCE AND DIGITAL FORENSICS
One of the by-products of the growth of information technology has been the proliferation of the “computer criminal.” Forensic evidence at a crime scene that once was limited to physical items and attributes (carpet fibers, tool marks), and biological matter (hair, blood, fingerprints) now often includes digital evidence. In 1999, the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (www.swgde.org) defined digital evidence as:
Information of probative value stored ...