Electronic evidence is information and data of investigatory value that is stored or transmitted by an electronic device. It is fragile and can easily be altered, damaged, or destroyed. The importance of proper digital evidence collection procedures is paramount in any crime, especially involving the investigation of child abuse or maltreatment. In order to ensure the integrity of the case against child abuse offenders, this training will serve as a practical guide to digital evidence collection for all members within a Multi-Disciplinary Team.
1. Learn about what types of digital evidence could be obtained from digital devices.
2. Discuss what information to gather about digital devices and/or associated digital accounts during interviews with the victims or witnesses.
3. Identify best practices for securing digital devices to preserve digital evidence for a forensic examination.
4. Recognize the importance of preserving evidence and seeking legal process for digital evidence within an associated cloud storage service or application.