Digital Forensics Capability Analysis

The ICT KTN, on behalf of the Forensic Science Special Interest Group (FSSIG), is conducting a survey of the UK’s Digital Forensics Capability. This work is being managed by Angus Marshall, of n-gate ltd., to whom any initial queries should Continue reading

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Digital Forensics crossing into other specialisms

I’ve been working at editing a book review for Issue 3: and what an excellent book it is (the review is pretty good too, I may add). The reviewer could not have praised this book any more than he did and there is good reason for this. Dr John Olsson’s latest book on Forensic Linguistics is a fantastic read and really open up your eyes on what’s possible through the study of words alone. To be able to point the finger at a culprit on nothing more than the phrasing in a fake suicide note takes a lot of skill and experience, but also the understanding of the linguistic formulation of the prose, which is where John’s book really wins, is vital. Continue reading

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Another Murder Linked to Facebook – Should We / Can We Do Something

This is the second case that I am aware off that involved using Facebook to develop a relationship that ended up in the murder of a young female. The first case, which was in the UK (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/8556914.stm) and discussed by John Ollson in issue 3 of DFM relates to the use of Facebook by a known sex offender. Continue reading

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