Computers and the Internet have drastically improved business, communication, media production, and numerous other sectors in today’s society. Inevitably, however, such powerful tools are also exploited to commit electronic crimes.
Digital Evidence: Front Line Investigation will aid a first responder at a technological and/or electronic crime scene to properly recognize, collect, preserve, transport, and store electronic and technological evidence. This course is a comprehensive, introductory level overview of electronic investigations.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Recall investigative procedures, interviewing techniques, and evidence gathering tactics for common types of technological crimes
- Explain what constitutes reasonable and probable grounds for judicial authority
- Explain the purpose of a Production Order
- Recall the characteristics of electronic evidence and the forensic procedure for dealing with electronic evidence
- Recall the types and uses of various electronic devices that constitute potential evidence at a crime scene
- Recall the requirements for investigating an electronic crime scene
- Recall methods to protect electronic and non-electronic evidence found at a technological crime scene
- Provide information about electronic evidence contained within the actual evidence (computer system, etc.) and explain how to classify that evidence
- Explain how a Technological Crime Investigator (TCI) assists during an investigation
- Discuss exhibits found at a crime scene, ways to classify and record the information found, and the important issues to consider when preparing a crime report or court brief
- Explain the importance of early contact with prosecutors
The content for this course was provided by York Regional Police.