Outline and describe the process of computer forensics.

Part 1 Key Assignment

You are the crime scene investigator, and you have been called to a home that authorities believe contains child pornography on the owner’s computer. You know that an untrained investigator should never attempt to retrieve data from a computer, and you have not been trained to do so. Therefore, you will be required to seize, secure, and deliver this computer to a trained professional in the lab.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 1,500–1,750 words:
    • Outline and describe the process of computer forensics.
    • What types of training must be provided to computer and network forensics investigators? Explain.
    • With regard to the above scenario, as the crime scene technician, what would you photograph? Why? Explain in detail.
    • What if the computer is a personal desktop not connected to a particular network?
      • Should you shut it down? Explain in detail.
    • What if the computer is networked with other computers in a building?
      • What would be the next step after locating the machine? Explain your reasoning.
    • When would computer forensics evidence become inadmissible in court? Explain.
      • What can be done to avoid this? Explain.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

Part II key assignment

There is a difference between a crime scene investigator and a coroner’s investigator. There is also a difference between a coroner and a medical examiner. There are 3 ways to determine the time of death:

  • Liver mortis
  • Rigor mortis
  • Algor mortis

Assignment Guidelines

  • Next, address the following questions, and add your responses to your Key Assignment final draft:
    • What restrictions apply to a crime scene investigator with regard to a body within the crime scene? Explain.
    • What is the role of a coroner’s investigator? Explain.
    • What is a coroner? Explain.
    • What is a medical examiner? Explain.
    • What is the difference between liver mortis, rigor mortis, and algor mortis?
    • Do you believe that every jurisdiction should have a coroner or a medical examiner? Why or why not?
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
 

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