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Practical Digital Forensics by Richard Boddington

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Impartiality in selecting evidence

The recovery and forensic analysis of digital evidence and its ultimate presentation in court is no different than that of other forensic exhibits. It requires the best forensic standards and expects practitioners to possess special skills, notably:

  • The ability to undertake impartial, unbiased, and through examinations of the evidence
  • Possessing and adhering to a strong ethical code
  • A modicum of sound forensic examination experience
  • Having access to other practitioners to cross-pollinate
  • Being widely read on digital forensic practices and case studies
  • Having access to the best forensic tools and possessing a high level of competence in their use and deployment
  • Possessing sufficient understanding of relevant legislation ...

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