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What is forensic computing?

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 118

Rodney McKemmish
ISBN 0 642 24102 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1999


The application of computer technology to the investigation of computer based crime has given rise to the field of forensic computing. This is the process of identifying, preserving, analysing and presenting digital evidence in a manner that is legally acceptable. This paper provides an overview of the field of forensic computing. (Abridged version of report prepared during the Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship).


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