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Digital Evidence

With the computerization of nearly every item we use, from internet-based cell phones to video game consoles to global positioning systems (GPS), the world of digital evidence has exploded into an enormous multitude of items on which digital evidence can be hidden or discovered. 

A skilled Digital Evidence Examiner may be able to detect deleted or encrypted files and images, and will create duplicate copies of them for use in court. 

Text messages and call information from cell phones may be detected from a phone’s memory and can establish communication between individuals involved in a crime.  An automobile’s GPS may track the movement of a vehicle, including roads traveled and vehicle speed, leading to the corroboration or contradiction of a suspect’s admission of his involvement in a crime.

Digital Evidence Examiners must be trained in the newest technologies in use by manufacturers of computers, cell phones and other digital media in order to be able to examine evidence.  In addition, they must also be knowledgeable regarding older technologies no longer in use.

The Technology…

Forensic Digital Evidence Examination utilizes specialized techniques and proprietary forensic applications to recover, authenticate and analyze binary data for use in criminal prosecution.  The process involves creating an exact mirror image of the digital evidence onto sterile media, while isolating the evidence media to prevent contamination.  The use of Write-Blocking instrumentation ensures that no changes are made to the evidence itself.  This duplicate image is then processed for data of probative value, which could include deleted, encrypted or damaged files. 

 

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