Forensic Computing

Authors: Sammes, A.J., Jenkinson, Brian

  • Authors educate senior police investigators in the UK in this field
  • Professor Sammes has testified in countless criminal cases from fraud to issues of national security
  • Covers the basics of investigation of hardware and updated with mobile devices such as personal organisers
  • Second edition, updated to fall in line with ACPO 2003 guidelines
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About this Textbook

Forensic computing is becoming of primary importance as computers increasingly figure as sources of evidence in all sorts of criminal investigations. However, in order for such evidence to be legally useful, it is vital that it be collected and processed according to rigorous principles.

In the second edition of this very successful book, Tony Sammes and Brian Jenkinson show how information held in computer systems can be recovered when it has been hidden or subverted by criminals, and give the reader the means to insure that it is accepted as admissible evidence in court. Updated to fall in line with ACPO 2003 guidelines, "Forensic Computing: A Practitioner's Guide" is illustrated with plenty of case studies and worked examples, and will help practitioners and students gain a clear understanding in:


* The principles involved in password protection and data encryption
* The evaluation procedures used in circumventing a system’s internal security safeguards
* Full search and seizure protocols for experts and police officers.

The new volume not only discusses the new file system technologies brought in by Windows XP and 2000 but now also considers modern fast drives, new encryption technologies, the practicalities of "live" analysis, and the problems inherent in examining personal organisers.

Tony Sammes is Professor of Forensic Computing at Cranfield University and the Director of the Centre for Forensic Computing based at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham. His department has been more or less solely responsible for training and educating senior law enforcement officers in the UK in the art of forensic computing. His testimony as an expert witness has been called in a variety of cases, some of national importance.

Brian Jenkinson is a retired Detective Inspector, formally Head of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Fraud Squad. He is now an independent Forensic Computer Consultant and is also closely involved in teaching to both law enforcement and commercial practitioners. He was appointed Visiting Professor for Forensic Computing in 2002 at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy.

About the authors

Until 1984, Professor A. J. Sammes was a serving British Army Officer with the rank of Colonel, late of the Royal Corps of Signals. His present appointment is Professor of Computing Science, in the Faculty of Military Science, Technology and Management at the Defense Academy, Cranfield University, Shrivenham.

His formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, all degrees having been awarded by the University of London. He is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.

His department has been more or less solely responsible for training senior police officers in the UK in the art of forensic computing. His testimony as an expert witness has been called in countless cases, of some of great national importance.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book was the product of an ‘arms race’. … It is now listed as the standard text around which all the Forensic Computing courses at Cranfield and some other universities are based. … It is filled with good practical advice and is especially good on interpreting partition tables. … All in all this is a useful … guide to the discipline. … Truly the forensic computing expert is living in interesting times." (Alikelman, June, 2009)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forensic Computing
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-732-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-732-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-397-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-596-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 470
Number of Illustrations and Tables
196 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Practitioner Series
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