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 instances huge and small, from the U.S. Government's antitrust swimsuit opposed to Microsoft company, to civil court cases filed over the failure of a community, to felony situations within which the authenticity of digital proof is puzzled, the testimony of a technical professional is key. yet with the intention to be potent, a professional technical witness wishes even more than an realizing of the expertise in question.A consultant to Forensic Testimony is the 1st ebook to deal with the explicit wishes of the IT professional witness. it is going to arm you with the instruments you want to testify successfully. within you will find every little thing from an outline of easy witness obligations and demanding situations to a deeper exploration of what produces profitable technical testimony. Written by means of a working laptop or computer safety authority who has served as a technical witness, and an ordeal legal professional who specializes in how electronic facts and computing device forensics are changing litigation, this booklet is your consultant to the complex forensic panorama that awaits the professional technical witness.This publication encompasses a wealth of knowledge and adventure from front traces, together with firsthand debts of the demanding situations confronted by way of professional technical witnesses, sensible in-court examples, and worthy suggestion. one of the issues coated are:The evolution of the professional IT witness and the starting to be criminal dependence on technical services criminal standards validated to figure out the skills and talents of a technical specialist to face as a witness the types of circumstances and difficulties which are apt to be encountered in electronic forensic assignments harm prompted whilst the foundations of professionalism and ethics are overlooked or misapplied the development and upkeep of a superior expert dating among specialist and lawyer The construction and use of visible instruments in court docket testimony how you can increase the demeanor and non-verbal communique 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 shopper whose pursuits are suffering from the functionality of IT specialists, you'll gain vastly from A advisor to Forensic Testimony.

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W. " The Professional Geologist 37(9), 2000, pp. 4 7. See also No Stone Unturned: The True Story of NecroSearch Interniational, the World's Premier Forensic Investigators, by Steve Jackson. New York: Kensington Publishing, 2002. While this group arrangement is certainly not for everyone with an interest in forensic testimony, it may be an idea whose time has come for IT forensic experts and associated professionals who depend on a diverse network of skills, share many mutual interests, and want to solve what may at first blush seem to be very different kinds of problems.

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