Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University
Professor Craig Valli
Augmented reality (AR) digital environments have introduced a new complexity to digital investigation where augmented overlays of real objects may be momentary, changed, distorted and evade the usual methods for evidence collection. It is possible an investigator applying standard investigation methods factually reports a real situation and its digital context but has none of the relevant evidence. In this situation the potential for a fair hearing is low and the chance of retrial high. Such situations are unacceptably dangerous and require redress. In this paper the AR condition is considered in terms of its complexity and management during an investigation. The most important issue is awareness and the investigator factoring in the potential for augmentation in any investigation.