Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals

The title of this new book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom, is somewhat of a misnomer.  

From the title, one may think that this is a book specifically for attorneys.  The truth is that while the authors have significant professional experience in the legal field, this is a great book for anyone interested in the topic. 

With that, Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom is a great introduction and overview to digital forensics.  

This book is meant as a high-level introduction to the topic for those without a heavy technical background.  

At 320 pages and 42 chapters, the book provides the reader with a high-level overview of all of the fundamental areas around digital forensics, from how the legal system works, selecting an expert witness, evidence, to storage media, records/logging, call records and more. 

The book is focused on the evidence aspect of digital forensics, which is why it more is of extra interest to those in the legal field. 

Most of the chapters are under 10 pages and provide the reader with a brief overview, which touch on the topic.  Those wanting a more detailed overview should review the definitive text on the subject,Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet by Eoghan Casey, which provides a detailed overview of the science. 

For those looking for an easy to read overview on the topic, Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence From The Warrant To The Courtroom is a great book to read.

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