Cyber crime investigations: bridging the gaps between by Anthony Reyes

By Anthony Reyes

Written by way of a former NYPD cyber cop, this is often the single ebook to be had that discusses the difficult questions cyber crime investigators are asking.The e-book starts with the bankruptcy what's Cyber Crime? This introductory bankruptcy describes the commonest demanding situations confronted via cyber investigators at the present time. the subsequent chapters speak about the methodologies at the back of cyber investigations; and often encountered pitfalls. concerns when it comes to cyber crime definitions, the digital crime scene, computing device forensics, and getting ready and providing a cyber crime research in courtroom could be tested. not just will those subject matters be often be mentioned and defined for the amateur, however the not easy questions the questions that experience the facility to divide this group can also be tested in a entire and considerate manner.This publication will function a foundational textual content for the cyber crime group to start to maneuver earlier present problems into its subsequent evolution.* This e-book has been written via a retired NYPD cyber cop, who has labored many high-profile laptop crime circumstances* Discusses the complicated courting among the private and non-private region as regards to cyber crime* presents crucial details for IT safety execs and primary responders on retaining chain of facts"

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Casey questioned the base assumptions of the definition and noted that Parker’s definition was vulnerable to “what-if ” questions related to the computer used as a store of evidence. In this way, we see how definitions of very broad topics are difficult to construct—and in this case may be inappropriate. Therefore, a “computer crime” is an act that is punishable by law using an automatic electronic device that performs mathematical or logical operations. It is actually painful to attempt to draft a broader definition of the term.

Someone could have really raped her. ■ Aggravated harassment was another crime we picked due to the amount of phone calls she was receiving day and night that were sexually explicit. In New York, it covered the annoying phone calls the victim was getting. ■ The charge of impersonation was chosen because he was pretending to be her. qxd 2/22/07 2:25 PM Page 9 The Problem at Hand • Chapter 1 than just saying he was her online to others. It included all of her personal information that the suspect gave out, along with her picture.

These are surely electronic devices that perform mathematical operations. Could this be considered a true computer crime? Another assumption is that the crime occurs electronically. What if the “device that performs logical operations” is a hard drive, and I decide to beat someone about the head and shoulders with it. Is this a computer crime? You get the point. Whenever the definition is challenged with a “What if…” scenario it can’t support, the definition is undermined. Linguistic Confusion Looking at the phrase computer crime through a linguistic lens, we can demonstrate the issue at hand.

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