How Forensic Specialists Solve Crime Through Metadata
Today we think of crime-solving as detectives follow a paper trail to solve a mystery, gain information, or solve a crime. But much of today’s data is digitized in some form. It requires highly trained forensic metadata specialists to look over the trail left behind as a digital fingerprint.
Documenting Chain of Custody
Part of the workload for every organization is data processing and paperwork. It does not matter the type of business you are in; paperwork comes with the territory. While many trained professionals enjoy their work, they often don’t share this opinion of handling the paperwork that comes along with it.
Storing Digital Evidence Efficiently
The technology surrounding digital storage devices has improved at an incredibly rapid pace. Today, the notion that this technology was ever cutting edge seems quaint. The advantage for law enforcement organizations is that this new technology can be extremely useful in storing the various types of digital evidence. From electronic documents and still pictures to video and audio recordings, electronic evidence can be managed and store relatively cheaply and easily.
Proper Handling of Electronic Evidence
Electronic devices as evidence have become so ubiquitous in our lives that most jobs, (including being an effective law enforcement officer) can’t be done without them. From mail fraud to murder and everything in between, nearly every single crime committed will have an electronic device involved.