A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of by Fred Chris Smith

By Fred Chris Smith

Details know-how is an more and more huge consider criminal complaints. In situations huge and small, from the U.S. Government's antitrust go well with opposed to Microsoft company, to civil court cases filed over the failure of a community, to felony circumstances during which the authenticity of digital facts is wondered, the testimony of a technical professional is vital. yet for you to be powerful, a professional technical witness wishes even more than an realizing of the expertise in question.A advisor to Forensic Testimony is the 1st e-book to deal with the categorical wishes of the IT professional witness. it is going to arm you with the instruments you must testify successfully. within you will find every little thing from an outline of uncomplicated witness obligations and demanding situations to a deeper exploration of what produces profitable technical testimony. Written through a working laptop or computer protection authority who has served as a technical witness, and a tribulation lawyer who specializes in how electronic facts and machine forensics are changing litigation, this ebook is your consultant to the advanced forensic panorama that awaits the professional technical witness.This publication incorporates a wealth of knowledge and event from front traces, together with firsthand money owed of the demanding situations confronted by means of professional technical witnesses, functional in-court examples, and worthwhile suggestion. one of the themes coated are:The evolution of the professional IT witness and the transforming into criminal dependence on technical services criminal standards demonstrated to figure out the skills and talents of a technical specialist to face as a witness the categories of instances and difficulties which are apt to be encountered in electronic forensic assignments harm triggered whilst the principles of professionalism and ethics are neglected or misapplied the development and upkeep of an outstanding specialist dating among specialist and legal professional The production and use of visible instruments in court testimony how one can increase the demeanor and non-verbal conversation abilities of the technical witnessWhether you're a data technologist requested to function a professional witness, a attorney who works with info expertise specialists, a company possibility supervisor, or a consumer whose pursuits are suffering from the functionality of IT specialists, you'll profit enormously from A advisor to Forensic Testimony.

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Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] Approaches to Building Professional Communities of Interest You may be wondering just what these examples have to do with IT expertise. For heaven's sake, IT is a far cry from automobile mechanics, art fraud, the geology of clandestine graves, and entomology! " Besides, doesn't it really all boil down to whether or not you can stand to work with a bunch of lawyers and are willing to exhibit yourself before a judge or jury? On the other hand, you might finish reading what has been covered so far in this chapter and come away with the idea that you would simply like to give IT forensics a try and that there is little left to be said on the subject of technical expert witnesses.

Schmidt is eager to find the time and resources needed to add more forensic training programs for law enforcement investigators and prosecutors. [20] [20] Personal communication from Raemarie Schmidt, February 2002. Beginning forensic examiners can quickly come to understand and apply the basic tools, practices, and procedures of computer forensics for purposes of examining data in a computer or digital forensics for application to digital media. They then need to recognize there is a very big difference between finding all the relevant evidence without contaminating or altering it and communicating those findings as well as opinions about the significance of those findings to a judge and a jury.

The technical expertise featured in My Cousin Vinny is simple enough to understand. We have grown accustomed to the technology of the motor car. But that technology, like the steam engine and the railroad before it, began as an invention and then slowly moved into mass production and widespread assimilation by mainstream society over a number of decades. There is nothing really surprising about learning that an aspiring hairdresser just happened to grow up with expert auto mechanics and mastered the subject to the point that she can provide useful testimony as an expert witness.

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