Crime Scene Response

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When responding to any type of crime scene it is important to remember that anything seen on the way to the known scene as well as on site can possibly be evidence that you will be using later. However when dealing with crimes that are done on computers it takes a certain type of skill to insure that all the possible evidence is gathered correctly so it is acceptable for a court room. In this we will describe the process of computer forensics as it pertains to the collection of computer evidence. Also the type of training required of investigators before they are proficient at the process. There are also specific photographs that need to be taken at the crime scene to ensure a couple different things. One that the crime scene can be reconstructed and two that the crimes can be linked back to a suspect. Once this has been done it is important to know if the computer is on a linked network or not and whether you should shut down the computer. There are also certain circumstances that make forensic evidence inadmissible in court and this is important to know so that procedure is followed to ensure all evidence will stick to a suspect. When it comes to a crime scene investigator there are certain things they can and can not do in regards to a body at the crime scene. We also see there are many other people involved in the process, a few of these people are known as a coroner’s investigator, coroner and medical examiner; each of which has a very specific role to play and have. Some of the things they use during the investigation are ways of determining time of death; these include liver mortis, rigor mortis, and algor mortis. Some believe that not every jurisdiction should have a coroner or a medical examiner; I personally believe they do play an essential role and are needed by everyone. In essence the world of computer forensics entails the
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