Forensic Evidence Field Guide

Forensic Evidence Field Guide
Author: Peter Pfefferli
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 0127999256
ISBN 13: 9780127999258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Evidence Field Guide Book Review:

Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection of Best Practices highlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene. The unique spiral bound design is perfect for use in the day-to-day tasks involved in collecting evidence in the field. The book covers a wide range of evidence collection and management, including characteristics of different types of crime scenes (arson, burglary, homicide, hit-and-run, forensic IT, sexual assault), how to recover the relevant evidence at the scene, and best practices for the search, gathering, and storing of evidence. It examines in detail the properties of biological/DNA evidence, bullet casings and gunshot residue, explosive and fire debris, fibers and hair, fingerprint, footprint, and tire impression evidence, and much more. This guide is a vital companion for forensic science technicians, crime scene investigators, evidence response teams, and police officers. Unique Pocket Guide design for field work Best practice for first evidence responders Highlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene Focus on evidence handling from documentation to packaging

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems
Author: Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1597494720
ISBN 13: 9781597494724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems Book Review:

Dissecting the dark side of the Internet with its infectious worms, botnets, rootkits, and Trojan horse programs (known as malware) is a treaterous condition for any forensic investigator or analyst. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a "tool" with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips. *A condensed hand-held guide complete with on-the-job tasks and checklists *Specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world *Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape

Forest Forensics  A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape
Author: Tom Wessels
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN 10: 1581578571
ISBN 13: 9781581578577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Forensics A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape Book Review:

Take some of the mystery out of a walk in the woods with this new field guide from the author of Reading the Forested Landscape. Thousands of readers have had their experience of being in a forest changed forever by reading Tom Wessels's Reading the Forested Landscape. Was this forest once farmland? Was it logged in the past? Was there ever a major catastrophe like a fire or a wind storm that brought trees down? Now Wessels takes that wonderful ability to discern much of the history of the forest from visual clues and boils it all down to a manageable field guide that you can take out to the woods and use to start playing forest detective yourself. Wessels has created a key—a fascinating series of either/or questions—to guide you through the process of analyzing what you see. You’ll feel like a woodland Sherlock Holmes. No walk in the woods will ever be the same.

Cyber Forensics

Cyber Forensics
Author: Jr., Albert Marcella,Robert S. Greenfield
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2002-01-23
ISBN 10: 9781420000115
ISBN 13: 142000011X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Forensics Book Review:

Given our increasing dependency on computing technology in daily business processes, and the growing opportunity to use engineering technologies to engage in illegal, unauthorized, and unethical acts aimed at corporate infrastructure, every organization is at risk. Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence o

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide Second Edition

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide  Second Edition
Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1466591889
ISBN 13: 9781466591882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide Second Edition Book Review:

Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fourth Edition has long been considered the "bible of homicide investigation." Designed to accompany this bestselling work, Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide, Second Edition provides first responders, police personnel, and medical examiners and coroners with essential checklists that proceed step-by-step through the tactics, procedures, and forensic techniques that are mandatory in sudden and violent death inquiries. This new edition contains twice the material of the first edition, yet maintains its concise, practical format. Topics include: Specific investigative duties at the death scene Suicide and equivocal death investigation Autoerotic fatalities and other sex-related deaths Fatal fires SIDS and Munchausen syndrome by proxy Police-related shootings and deadly force incidents Crime scene photograph documentation and videotaping protocols Guidelines for proper death notification to family members Supplemented by color anatomical diagrams and indexed by type of crime for quick and easy reference, this second edition has been newly revised with the most current information and updates in technology. The appendix contains collection procedures for specific types of evidence, ensuring that a proper and complete investigation can be undertaken in all cases. Forensic professionals who master the material in this guide can be assured that death scenes are handled professionally and expeditiously and no evidence is overlooked.

Windows Forensics

Windows Forensics
Author: Chad Steel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-08-20
ISBN 10: 0470255145
ISBN 13: 9780470255148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows Forensics Book Review:

The evidence is in--to solve Windows crime, you need Windows tools An arcane pursuit a decade ago, forensic science today is a household term. And while the computer forensic analyst may not lead as exciting a life as TV's CSIs do, he or she relies just as heavily on scientific principles and just as surely solves crime. Whether you are contemplating a career in this growing field or are already an analyst in a Unix/Linux environment, this book prepares you to combat computer crime in the Windows world. Here are the tools to help you recover sabotaged files, track down the source of threatening e-mails, investigate industrial espionage, and expose computer criminals. * Identify evidence of fraud, electronic theft, and employee Internet abuse * Investigate crime related to instant messaging, Lotus Notes(r), and increasingly popular browsers such as Firefox(r) * Learn what it takes to become a computer forensics analyst * Take advantage of sample forms and layouts as well as case studies * Protect the integrity of evidence * Compile a forensic response toolkit * Assess and analyze damage from computer crime and process the crime scene * Develop a structure for effectively conducting investigations * Discover how to locate evidence in the Windows Registry

Death Investigator s Handbook

Death Investigator s Handbook
Author: Louis N. Eliopulos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 873
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780873647274
ISBN 13: 0873647270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Investigator s Handbook Book Review:

Unlike other such manuals, this one combines specialized info from dozens of scientific and investigative references in one handy volume. A must for detectives, pathologists, attorneys, crime scene technicians, reporters, EMTs, PIs and mystery buffs.

Digital Evidence Field Guide

Digital Evidence Field Guide
Author: Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:908691296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems
Author: Cameron H. Malin,James M. Aquilina,Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Syngress Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 9781597494700
ISBN 13: 1597494704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Book Review:

Addresses the legal concerns often encountered on-site --

Malware Forensics

Malware Forensics
Author: Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-08-08
ISBN 10: 9780080560199
ISBN 13: 0080560199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Book Review:

Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the complete process of responding to a malicious code incident. Written by authors who have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, this book deals with the emerging and evolving field of live forensics, where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss live forensics on a particular operating system, or in a generic context, this book emphasizes a live forensics and evidence collection methodology on both Windows and Linux operating systems in the context of identifying and capturing malicious code and evidence of its effect on the compromised system. It is the first book detailing how to perform live forensic techniques on malicious code. The book gives deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware analysis (such as file, registry, network and port monitoring) and static code analysis (such as file identification and profiling, strings discovery, armoring/packing detection, disassembling, debugging), and more. It explores over 150 different tools for malware incident response and analysis, including forensic tools for preserving and analyzing computer memory. Readers from all educational and technical backgrounds will benefit from the clear and concise explanations of the applicable legal case law and statutes covered in every chapter. In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter. This book is intended for system administrators, information security professionals, network personnel, forensic examiners, attorneys, and law enforcement working with the inner-workings of computer memory and malicious code. * Winner of Best Book Bejtlich read in 2008! * http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2008/12/best-book-bejtlich-read-in-2008.html * Authors have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, which allows them to provide unparalleled insight to the reader. * First book to detail how to perform "live forensic" techniques on malicous code. * In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter

Homicide Investigation Field Guide

Homicide Investigation Field Guide
Author: D'Michelle P. DuPre
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-05-25
ISBN 10: 0124104401
ISBN 13: 9780124104402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homicide Investigation Field Guide Book Review:

This practical field guide contains many of the checklists necessary to guide the first responder step-by-step through procedures, tactics, and forensic techniques used in sudden death and violent death investigations. Using these protocols, techniques and checklists will ensure that a proper and complete investigation is undertaken at the death scene. Covers basic investigation protocols as well as protocols for sexual assault Contains diagrams on how to search the scene, how to sketch the scene, and physical evidence guidelines as well as a forensic photography primer Includes a detailed checklist of who, what, where, when, why and how

Cyber Forensics

Cyber Forensics
Author: Albert Marcella, Jr.,Doug Menendez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-12-19
ISBN 10: 9781439848234
ISBN 13: 1439848238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Forensics Book Review:

Designed as an introduction and overview to the field, Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, Second Edition integrates theory and practice to present the policies, procedures, methodologies, and legal ramifications and implications of a cyber forensic investigation. The authors guide you step-by-step through the basics of investigation and introduce the tools and procedures required to legally seize and forensically evaluate a suspect machine. Updating and expanding information on concealment techniques, new technologies, hardware, software, and relevant new legislation, this second edition delineates the scope and goals of cyber forensics to reveal and track legal and illegal activity. Beginning with an introduction and definition of cyber forensics, chapters explain the rules of evidence and chain of custody in maintaining legally valid electronic evidence. They describe how to begin an investigation and employ investigative methodology, as well as establish standard operating procedures for the field and cyber forensic laboratory. The authors provide an in depth examination of the manipulation of technology to conceal illegal activities and the use of cyber forensics to uncover them. They discuss topics and issues such as conducting a cyber forensic investigation within both the local and federal legal framework, and evaluating the current data security and integrity exposure of multifunctional devices. Cyber Forensics includes details and tips on taking control of a suspect computer or PDA and its "operating" environment, mitigating potential exposures and risks to chain of custody, and establishing and following a flowchart for the seizure of electronic evidence. An extensive list of appendices include websites, organizations, pertinent legislation, further readings, best practice recommendations, more information on hardware and software, and a recap of the federal rules of civil procedure.

Forensic Botany

Forensic Botany
Author: David W. Hall,Jason Byrd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 0470664096
ISBN 13: 9780470664094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Botany Book Review:

Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the way in which botanical evidence is identified, collected and analysed in criminal cases. Increasingly this form of evidence is becoming more important in forensic investigation and yet there are few trained botanists able to assist in such cases. This book is intended to show how useful simple collection methods and standard plant analysis can be in the course of such investigations and is written in a clear and accessible manner to enhance understanding of the subject for the non-specialist. Clearly structured throughout, this book combines well known collection techniques in a field oriented format that can be used for casework. Collection of evidence differs from formal plant collection in that most professional plant collectors are gathering entire plants or significant portions of a plant for permanent storage and reference. Evidence frequently consists of fragments, sometimes exceedingly tiny. Exemplars (examples of reference plants) are collections of plants made in the manner a botanist would collect them. These collections are necessary to link or exclude evidence to or from a scene. Various methods that allow easy collection, transportation, and preservation of evidence are detailed throughout the book. This book is written for those who have no formal background working with plants. It can be used as a practical guide for students taking forensic science courses, law enforcement training, legal courses, and as a template for plant collection at any scene where plants occur and where rules or laws are involved. Veterinarians, various environmental agencies, anthropologists, and archeologists are examples of disciplines that are more recently in need of plant evidence. Veterinarians are becoming more active in pursuing cases of animals that have been abused or are victims of illegal killing. Anthropologists and archeologists are often called to help with body recovery in outdoor environments. Environmental agencies are increasingly forced to adopt rules for resource protection, are in need of a guide for procedures for plant evidence collection and application. The format of the book is designed to present the reader with all the information needed to conduct a botanical analysis of a crime scene; to highlight the forensic significance of the botanical evidence that may be present; how to collect that evidence in the correct manner and preserve and store that evidence appropriately- also shows how to conduct a laboratory analysis of the plants.

Howdunit Forensics

Howdunit Forensics
Author: D.P. Lyle
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-03-21
ISBN 10: 1599634414
ISBN 13: 9781599634418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howdunit Forensics Book Review:

Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner, doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics–from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction–and discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes: • Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimes • A breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methods • Detailed information on what a dead body can reveal–including the cause, mechanism, and manner of death • The actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, such as bloodstains, documents, fingerprints, tire impressions, and more Forensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780080921471
ISBN 13: 0080921477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation Book Review:

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation builds on the success of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, bringing together renowned experts in all areas of digital forensics and investigation to provide the consummate resource for practitioners in the field. It is also designed as an accompanying text to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime. This unique collection details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. Specifically, the Investigative Methodology section of the Handbook provides expert guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery, and Intrusion Investigation. The Technology section is extended and updated to reflect the state of the art in each area of specialization. The main areas of focus in the Technology section are forensic analysis of Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and embedded systems (including cellular telephones and other mobile devices), and investigations involving networks (including enterprise environments and mobile telecommunications technology). This handbook is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide that IT professionals, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and attorneys will rely on when confronted with computer related crime and digital evidence of any kind. *Provides methodologies proven in practice for conducting digital investigations of all kinds *Demonstrates how to locate and interpret a wide variety of digital evidence, and how it can be useful in investigations *Presents tools in the context of the investigative process, including EnCase, FTK, ProDiscover, foremost, XACT, Network Miner, Splunk, flow-tools, and many other specialized utilities and analysis platforms *Case examples in every chapter give readers a practical understanding of the technical, logistical, and legal challenges that arise in real investigations

Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Forensic Evidence

Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Forensic Evidence
Author: John J. Barbara
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2007-12-28
ISBN 10: 1597455776
ISBN 13: 9781597455770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Forensic Evidence Book Review:

This volume presents an overview of computer forensics perfect for beginners. A distinguished group of specialist authors have crafted chapters rich with detail yet accessible for readers who are not experts in the field. Tying together topics as diverse as applicable laws on search and seizure, investigating cybercrime, and preparation for courtroom testimony, Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Evidence is an ideal overall reference for this multi-faceted discipline.

Forensic Ecology Handbook

Forensic Ecology Handbook
Author: Julie Roberts,Nicholas Márquez-Grant
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN 10: 1118374045
ISBN 13: 9781118374047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Ecology Handbook Book Review:

The analysis of plants, insects, soil and other particulatesfrom scenes of crime can be vital in proving or excluding contactbetween a suspect and a scene, targeting search areas, andestablishing a time and place of death. Forensic Ecology: APractitioner’s Guide provides a complete handbookcovering all aspects of forensic ecology. Bringing together theforensic applications of anthropology, archaeology, entomology,palynology and sedimentology in one volume, this book provides anessential resource for practitioners in the field of forensicscience, whether crime scene investigators, forensic sciencestudents or academics involved in the recovery and analysis ofevidence from crime scenes. Forensic Ecology: A Practitioner’s Guide includesinformation not only on the search, location, recovery and analysisof evidence, but includes sampling strategies for diatom analysis,pollen and soils samples and entomology and provides guides forgood practice. Each chapter provides background information on eachdiscipline and is structured according to pre-scene attendance(what questions should the scientist ask when receiving a call?What sort of preparation is required?), scene attendance (includingprotocols at the scene, sampling strategies, recording), scientificexamination of analysis of the evidence up to the stages andguidelines for witness statement and presenting evidence incourt. The book is written by specialists in all fields with a wealthof experience who are current forensic practitioners around theworld. It provides an essential and accessible resource forstudents, academics, forensic practitioners and police officerseverywhere.

Forensic Investigation Handbook

Forensic Investigation Handbook
Author: Michael Fitting Karagiozis,Richard Sgaglio
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0398075794
ISBN 13: 9780398075798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Investigation Handbook Book Review:

The book outlines the general principles of forensic science including an overview of the history of forensic science, an introduction to ballistics, crime scene investigation techniques as well as evidence gathering, processing and documentation procedures. It presents valuable information on advanced forensic topics as well. These areas include criminal profiling, fingerprints and DNA as identification, the forensic autopsy, pharmacology, toxicology, and biohazard risks for the forensic investigator. The handbook also provides the reader with information on the American criminal justice system and how it relates to forensic science. It also features one of the most detailed and extensive forensic glossaries ever assembled. Included are more than 600 pertinent forensic terms with definitions that will serve as an invaluable desk reference for forensic novices and seasoned veterans alike.

Learn Computer Forensics

Learn Computer Forensics
Author: William Oettinger
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1838641092
ISBN 13: 9781838641092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn Computer Forensics Book Review:

Get up and running with collecting evidence using forensics best practices to present your findings in judicial or administrative proceedings Key Features Learn the core techniques of computer forensics to acquire and secure digital evidence skillfully Conduct a digital forensic examination and document the digital evidence collected Analyze security systems and overcome complex challenges with a variety of forensic investigations Book Description A computer forensics investigator must possess a variety of skills, including the ability to answer legal questions, gather and document evidence, and prepare for an investigation. This book will help you get up and running with using digital forensic tools and techniques to investigate cybercrimes successfully. Starting with an overview of forensics and all the open source and commercial tools needed to get the job done, you'll learn core forensic practices for searching databases and analyzing data over networks, personal devices, and web applications. You'll then learn how to acquire valuable information from different places, such as filesystems, e-mails, browser histories, and search queries, and capture data remotely. As you advance, this book will guide you through implementing forensic techniques on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, to demonstrate how to recover valuable information as evidence. Finally, you'll get to grips with presenting your findings efficiently in judicial or administrative proceedings. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a clear understanding of how to acquire, analyze, and present digital evidence like a proficient computer forensics investigator. What you will learn Understand investigative processes, the rules of evidence, and ethical guidelines Recognize and document different types of computer hardware Understand the boot process covering BIOS, UEFI, and the boot sequence Validate forensic hardware and software Discover the locations of common Windows artifacts Document your findings using technically correct terminology Who this book is for If you're an IT beginner, student, or an investigator in the public or private sector this book is for you.This book will also help professionals and investigators who are new to incident response and digital forensics and interested in making a career in the cybersecurity domain.

Handbook of Forensic Statistics

Handbook of Forensic Statistics
Author: David L. Banks,Karen Kafadar,David H. Kaye,Maria Tackett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 1000096068
ISBN 13: 9781000096064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Forensic Statistics Book Review:

Handbook of Forensic Statistics is a collection of chapters by leading authorities in forensic statistics. Written for statisticians, scientists, and legal professionals having a broad range of statistical expertise, it summarizes and compares basic methods of statistical inference (frequentist, likelihoodist, and Bayesian) for trace and other evidence that links individuals to crimes, the modern history and key controversies in the field, and the psychological and legal aspects of such scientific evidence. Specific topics include uncertainty in measurements and conclusions; statistically valid statements of weight of evidence or source conclusions; admissibility and presentation of statistical findings; and the state of the art of methods (including problems and pitfalls) for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in such areas as forensic biology, chemistry, and pattern and impression evidence. The particular types of evidence that are discussed include DNA, latent fingerprints, firearms and toolmarks, glass, handwriting, shoeprints, and voice exemplars.