Title

A Digital forensic practitioner's guide to giving evidence in a court of law

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

5156

Comments

Originally published as: Sherman, S. (2006, April). A digital forensic practitioner's guide to giving evidence in a court of law. In Australian Digital Forensics Conference (p. 33). Original article available here

Abstract

An expert in IT forensics can discover significant and damning evidence that may convict a suspect. However, no matter how momentous the evidence or how clever you may have been at recovering it, if you can’t present the evidence in a coherent and understandable way to the court the case may be lost. This paper will attempt to provide you with some translation tools and methods to assist the IT professional in giving comprehensible forensic evidence in a criminal prosecution or at Industrial Relations Commissions to jurors and the judiciary about highly complex IT concepts and recovery methodology. By using these methods, you will have an increased likelihood of your evidence being accepted and understood.

DOI

10.4225/75/57b1383ac7057

Access Rights

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.4225/75/57b1383ac7057