Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

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Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Second Edition, is a hands-on resource that aims to educate students and professionals in the law enforcement, forensic science, computer security, and legal communities about digital evidence and computer crime. This textbook explains how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence.

In addition to gaining a practical understanding of how computers and networks function and how they can be used as evidence of a crime, students will learn about relevant legal issues and will be introduced to deductive criminal profiling, a systematic approach to focusing an investigation and understanding criminal motivations. Readers will receive unlimited access to the author's accompanying website, which contains simulated cases that integrate many of the topics covered in the text.

This text is required reading for anyone involved in computer investigations or computer administration, including computer forensic consultants, law enforcement, computer security professionals, government agencies (IRS, FBI, CIA, Dept. of Justice), fraud examiners, system administrators, and lawyers.

  • Provides a thorough explanation of how computers and networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence
  • Offers readers information about relevant legal issues
  • Features coverage of the abuse of computer networks and privacy and security issues on computer networks
  • Elsevier Science; February 2004
  • ISBN 9780080472508
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
  • Author: Eoghan Casey
  • Imprint: Academic Press

In The Press

Praise for the First Edition:
"Author Eoghan Casey does a superb job of applying forensic science to computers." (Ben Rothke, SecurityManagement.com)

Praise for Second Edition:
"[S]omething for everyone - law enforcement agencies that collect and process evidence, forensic analysts, lawyers and other information security professionals." (ComputerWorld)

"Eoghan Casey's Digital Evidence and Computer Crime is, in the opinion of this reviewer, the single most comprehensive and useful professional reference - or graduate-level textbook - in the computer forensics field today." (Gary Kessler, Criminal Justice Review)

"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime is a must-have in the reference library of any computer forensics professional, laboratory, and/or practice." (Gary Kessler, Criminal Justice Review)