Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Identifying Technology and Other Needs to More Effectively Acquire and Utilize Digital Evidence

Sean E. Goodison
Robert C. Davis
Brian A. Jackson
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 32
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt15sk8v3
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    Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System
    Book Description:

    With digital devices becoming ubiquitous, digital evidence is increasingly important to the investigation and prosecution of many types of crimes. This report describes results of a research effort to identify and prioritize criminal justice needs related to digital evidence collection, management, analysis, and use.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9141-3
    Subjects: Technology, Sociology, Law, Political Science

Table of Contents

  1. Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System Identifying Technology and Other Needs to More Effectively Acquire and Utilize Digital Evidence
    (pp. 1-32)
    Sean E. Goodison, Robert C. Davis and Brian A. Jackson

    Major shifts in the information technology landscape over the past two decades have made the collection and analysis of digital evidence an increasingly important tool for solving crimes and preparing court cases. As technology has become more portable and powerful, greater amounts of information are created, stored, and accessed. Modern devices can serve as huge repositories of personal information yet be carried in a pocket and accessed with a single hand or even voice command. There is a clear benefit to having ample information to obtain convictions, but law enforcement and other criminal justice partners need to balance the recovery...