Computer Forensics Crime

Law Enforcement Computer Crime

Law enforcement officers encounter technology in every type of computer forensics crime case. Technology usually presents itself in law enforcement cases in one of two ways. The first way it presents itself is when a computer or technical device is used to commit a crime. In these cases, the computer or device is an instrumentality of the crime as well as a possible storage location for evidence. Examples include online child exploitation, identity theft, online auction fraud, threats/harassment, and theft of intellectual property. The second way technology presents in criminal cases is when evidence in a case that is not a hi-tech offense, must be collected and analyzed. Examples include homicide cases where suspects exchange emails about a case, theft cases where stolen items are sold online, or robbery cases where the suspects use technology to plan and coordinate a heist.

Corporate Computer Crime

Law enforcement officers encounter technology in every type of case. Technology usually presents itself in law enforcement cases in one of two ways. The first way it presents itself is when a computer or technical device is used to commit a crime. In these cases, the computer or device is an instrumentality of the crime as well as a possible storage location for evidence. Examples include online child exploitation, identity theft, online auction fraud, threats/harassment, and theft of intellectual property. The second way technology presents in criminal cases is when evidence in a case that is not a hi-tech offense, must be collected and analyzed. Examples include homicide cases where suspects exchange emails about a case, theft cases where stolen items are sold online, or robbery cases where the suspects use technology to plan and coordinate a heist.

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