Chapter 11 Forensic Computing and How People Can Be Tracked

Forensic computing is the area of computing that collects and analyzes digital data and reports findings that are used as admissible evidence in a legal proceeding to either prove or disprove an element in a legal action. Digital evidence is any information that is stored or transmitted in a digital form that provides probative information about an action or inaction of a party in a legal action. Probative information is information that tends to prove a purported fact.

The computer forensic investigator gathers digital data at the request of attorneys and the court, which determine if the digital data is authentic and relevant to the legal action. The computer forensic investigator ...

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