Published Protocols and Guidelines
Today we took a look at some published guidelines. The idea is to see how investigators are presently being guided and how investigations are currently being conducted. Here are the items we reviewed:
- Best Practices For Seizing Electronic Evidence v.3: A Pocket Guide for First Responders (U.S. Secret Service)
- Forensic Examination of Digital Forensics: A Guide for Law Enforement (US DoJ)
- Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence (Ass'n of Chief Police Officers, England, Whales, and N. Ireland)
- Guidelines for the Handling and Seizure of Physical Evidence (Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, San Diego)
Warning to all Readers
These are unrefined notes. They are not published documents. They are not citable. They should not be relied upon for forensics practice. They do not define any legal process or strategy, standard of care, evidentiary standard, or process for conducting investigations or analysis. Instead, they are designed for, and serve, a single purpose, to help students to jog their memory of classroom discussions and assist them in thinking critically about the issues presented. The author is certainly not an attorney and is absolutely not giving any legal advice.