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Branches of Digital Forensics
Branches of Digital Forensics

As technology has increasingly become part of our lives in the past two decades, criminals have used technology for nefarious purposes. This has resulted in an increase of cyber crimes, or crimes committed via the Internet and/or with electronic devices. Examples of cyber crimes include hacking, identity theft, invasion of privacy, online stalking, transaction fraud, and more. Tech savvy criminals…

Technological Competency in the Courtroom
Technological Competency in the Courtroom

As technology in the courtroom has become the norm, lawyers, judges, juries, and other courtroom-adjacent professionals have been forced to adapt. The American Bar Association even passed a technological competency rule in 2012. Known to professionals as Rule 1.1, it requires lawyers to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with…

4 Cases Solved With Digital Evidence
4 Cases Solved With Digital Evidence

Digital evidence has changed the legal and criminal justice system. Today, forensics and evidence is much more complicated than haphazardly discarded weapons and chalk outlines. Almost all crimes, not just cybercrimes committed in the digital sphere, have some sort digital evidence attached. The vast digital footprints left behind by criminals can be used to either prosecute or prove innocence. As…

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