Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet by Eoghan CaseyDigital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet by Eoghan Casey

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet

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Hardcover | April 20, 2011

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Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Third Edition,provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation.

It offers a thorough explanation of how computer networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as a source of evidence. In particular, it addresses the abuse of computer networks as well as privacy and security issues on computer networks.

This updated edition is organized into five parts. Part 1 is about digital forensics and covers topics ranging from the use of digital evidence in the courtroom to cybercrime law. Part 2 explores topics such as how digital investigations are conducted, handling a digital crime scene, and investigative reconstruction with digital evidence. Part 3 deals with apprehending offenders, whereas Part 4 focuses on the use of computers in digital investigation. The book concludes with Part 5, which includes the application of forensic science to networks.

New to this edition are updated information on dedicated to networked Windows, Unix, and Macintosh computers, as well as Personal Digital Assistants; coverage of developments in related technology and tools; updated language for search warrant and coverage of legal developments in the US impacting computer forensics; and discussion of legislation from other countries to provide international scope. There are detailed case examples that demonstrate key concepts and give students a practical/applied understanding of the topics, along with ancillary materials that include an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides.

This book will prove valuable to computer forensic students and professionals, lawyers, law enforcement, and government agencies (IRS, FBI, CIA, CCIPS, etc.).



  • Named The 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book byInfoSec Reviews
  • Provides a thorough explanation of how computers & networks function, how they can be involved in crimes, and how they can be used as evidence
  • Features coverage of the abuse of computer networks and privacy and security issues on computer networks
Eoghan Casey is an internationally recognized expert in data breach investigations and information security forensics. He is founding partner of CASEITE.com, and co-manages the Risk Prevention and Response business unit at DFLabs. Over the past decade, he has consulted with many attorneys, agencies, and police departments in the United...
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Title:Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the InternetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123742684

ISBN - 13:9780123742681

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Table of Contents

PART 1: Digital Forensics 1. Foundations of Digital Forensics 2. Language of Computer Crime Investigation 3. Digital Evidence in the Courtroom 4. Cybercrime Law: A United States Perspective 5. Cybercrime Law: European Perspective

PART 2: Digital Investigations 6. Conducting Digital Investigations 7. Handling a Digital Crime Scene 8. Investigative Reconstruction with Digital Evidence 9. Modus Operandi, Motive, and Technology

PART 3: Apprehending Offenders 10. Violent Crime and Digital Evidence 11. Digital Evidence as Alibi 12. Sex Offenders on the Internet 13. Investigating Computer Intrusions 14. Cyberstalking

PART 4: Computers 15. Computer Basics for Digital Investigators 16. Applying Forensic Science to Computers 17. Forensic Examination of Windows Systems 18. Forensic Examination of UNIX Systems 19. Forensic Examination of Macintosh Systems 20. Forensic Examination of Mobile Devices (online only)

PART 5: Network Forensics 21. Network Basics for Digital Investigators 22. Applying Forensic Science to Networks 23. Digital Evidence on the Internet 24. Digital Evidence on Physical and Data-Link Layers 25. Digital Evidence at the Network and Transport Layers

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the first and second editions:

"Author Eoghan Casey does a superb job of applying forensic science to computers." -- Ben Rothke, SecurityManagement.com

"...Casey does a great job making difficult concepts easy to understand."
ComputerWorld