Evidence Collection Cases

In: Computers and Technology

Submitted By terra26
Words 1243
Pages 5
Evidence Collection Cases 1. In this case the first thing that first responders need to recognize is that the computer was on when the suspect was arrested and there may be evidence that they need to collect right away. If data of apparent evidentiary value is in plain view onscreen. The first responder should seek out personnel who have experience and training in capturing and preserving volatile data before proceeding. First responders should also be alert to the crime scene environment. They should look out for pieces of paper with handwritten notes, passwords, usernames, and software and hardware manuals. These forms of evidence also should be documented and preserved in compliance with departmental policies. In this case the computer should also be checked for DNA so investigators can match the suspects DNA to the arson crime scenes. Also TimeFrame Analysis can be used to link any files of interest to the timeframes of the investigation. All these things can help link the suspect to the crimes, and in doing so can help tell the insurance company whether the claims are valid. 2. Case 4-4 (bomb threat)
A list of what items should be included in an initial response field kit to ensure preservation if digital evidence.

The initial response field kit should be lightweight and easy to transport. With this kit, you can arrive at a scene, acquire the data you need, and return to the lab as quickly as possible. * Small computer toolkit * Large-capacity drive * IDE ribbon cable * SATA cables * Forensic boot media containing an acquisition utility * Laptop IDE 40 to 44-pin adapter, other adapter cables * Laptop or tablet computer * FireWire or USB dual write-protect external bay * Flashlight * Digital Camera with extra batteries * Evidence log forms * Notebook or digital dictation recorder * Computer evidence bags…...

Similar Documents

The "Collection"

...REYES, Mark Emmanuel P. Feb 21, 2012 ------------------------------------------------- BS Business Econ 2011-34934 Comm 3 – Ms. Eileen Relao DUP play “Collection” The title was catchy for me. It does not provide enough information on what to expect in this play. It made the play interesting and that is why I became really excited to watch the play. When it started, I was confused for a minute. I saw that the Banaue Rice Terraces was being sold to the highest bidder of the auction. Every actor in the stage was very active. It started with a bang of acting talents being shown. I asked myself. What is happening? Is this for real? Who are these people in this auction? That was a very interesting start for me. I like the line of Carlo Vibal, the auctioneer, in the scene when the auction was finish and he was interrogated by Agustin Mendez, the student in his MA in Social Anthropology. His line said something like this “It is about finding the right buyer that will treasure it more than you do.” I felt that he has a good point. I also felt that showed some undeniable truth in life that money makes the world go around and some people will do everything to make them happy without taking into account that they are already stepping on other people. At that moment I felt a little angry on those people. I like the scene when Manolo Estancio, the celebrity auctioneer, Tatiana Olandrez, the international jeweler, and Alphonse, the creative genius were having a conversation......

Words: 878 - Pages: 4

Evidence

...Individual Project AIU Online Ashleigh Wright 02/16/2013 Case 1 Should the Supreme Court hold up and agree to the convection? No, not at all. In this case it is stated the Crain was improperly and illegally arrested, if that's e true case then yes this is almost a classic case of fruit of the poisonous tree. The "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine is an offspring of the Exclusionary Rule. The exclusionary rule mandates that evidence obtained from an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation must be excluded from trial. Under the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine, evidence is also excluded from trial if it was gained through evidence uncovered in an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation. Like the exclusionary rule, the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine was established primarily to deter law enforcement from violating rights against unreasonable searches and seizures.(Legal Dictionary, 2008) The name fruit of the poisonous tree is thus a metaphor: the poisonous tree is evidence seized in an illegal arrest, search, or interrogation by law enforcement. The fruit of this poisonous tree is evidence later discovered because of knowledge gained from the first illegal search, arrest, or interrogation. The poisonous tree and the fruit are both excluded from a criminal trial.(Legal Dictionary, 2008) That being stated, then no the Supreme Court should not hold up his conviction, they should actually...

Words: 1090 - Pages: 5

Evidence Tracking

...Evidence Tracking Properly handling evidence is critical to crime solving, improper deviations to the handling can make it impossible to prosecute using the evidence collected. This paper will outline will track the evidence from a chosen crime scene through all the proper handling processes. This paper will describe the chosen crime scene scenario, describe the collected evidence and proper collection, recording of the evidence, chain of evidence, processing, interpretation methods, preservation of the evidence, proper presentation methods for different types of evidence, and the consequences of mishandling the evidence collected. The Crime and Processing Protocols The chosen crime scene scenario is a sexual assault; the first responding officer will have been notified of a possible rape and traveled to an apartment complex at 306 Timber Road, Apartment 12-B to investigate. Upon arrival, the first crime scene procedure is to make sure the crime scene is safe and the possible offender has been arrested or is no longer on the scene. If the struggle were still occurring, this would be the point to render aid. The next procedure would be to determine the extent of the crime and to secure the scene from intrusion to preserve any evidence. It is important for the responding officer to keep their superiors informed of their activities. At this point the responding officer will touch nothing and document all of their observations and actions, if the scene had been disturbed in......

Words: 1515 - Pages: 7

Evidence

...that he was an attorney. Proof that he acted as such was held sufficient. Again, in R v Roberts it was held that the presumption applied to a deputy judge of county court and in Dillon v R that it applied to a policeman. (b) Presumption of innocence . The presumption of law as to innocence not only applies to criminal charges but also cases where an allegation of criminality is made. (c) Presumption as to continuance . It is presumed that things or circumstances once proved to have existed at a certain time must continue to exist in that state for a reasonable time. This presumption is not sufficient to support a claim that a person was alive at a particular time as in R v Lumley where the accused, a woman, was tried for bigamy. It was proved that the woman married A in 1836, left him in 1843, and married another man in 1847. Nothing was heard of A after the accused left him, nor was any evidence given of his age, but the judge, holding that there was a presumption of law that A was alive at the date of the second marriage, withdrew the case from the jury and directed them to return a verdict of guilty. It was upheld by the Court of Crown Cases Reserved that there was no presumption of law either in favour, or against, the continuance of A's life up to 1847. The conviction was quashed. (d) Presumption of death . There is a presumption of law as to death arising from seven years' unexplained absence. In Chard v Chard , it was alleged that the ceremony of marriage in......

Words: 3324 - Pages: 14

Data Collection

...Applying the Results of the Research Process Data collection methods plus data analysis procedures are essential parts to the research process. For someone to get valid results the data collection process should be precise. Also, the technique of getting the data needs to be suitable to the research study profile to produce the correct results of the research process. Data Collection Methods The data collection methods used in the Effects of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program on Teens’ Attitudes toward Sexuality case study article were both observation and questioners. Both ways the data collection methods used were appropriate because it used six different prevention programs throughout the state of Virginia to gather information instead of collecting data from multiple states to make the results more difficult to determine. On the other hand, changes in a participant’s status on an 82-item survey instrument served as a basis when estimating the program effects in the original evaluation study(Weed, Ericksen, Grant, & Lewis, 2002). Reliability is an experiment, test or any measuring procedure that yields the same results on repeated trials. Validity is the construct measures says it is measuring(Carnmines & Zeller, 1983). The way the data collection methods were used to support the reliability and validity of the study article was it allowed the students to answer questioners anonymous that supported the main purpose of the study which was to examine the effects......

Words: 1102 - Pages: 5

Evidence

...Case 1 The court ruled the State failed to show that the items seized were the same items tested because the description of the items by the chemist did not match exactly the description given by the arresting officer. The court also held the State did not establish proof of handling, delivery, presence and safekeeping, which were necessary to establishing chain of custody. To avoid this result the police should always properly document the evidence and who has control of the evidence by using badge numbers and names on the forms provided for the evidence. Case 4 The defendant did intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to Shelby Hooper by biting her.At trial, the State introduced evidence that the police were dispatched to a hotel room that had recently been the scene of an altercation between appellant and Hooper.   Hysterical and crying, Hooper told the officers that appellant had struck her with his fists and bitten her.   Consistent with Hooper's statements, officers observed a cut on her lip and bite marks on her back and buttocks.   After admitting, during questioning, that he had hit Hooper in the head with a closed fist, appellant was arrested. Hooper testified for the defense. She stated that she had provided the police with a misleading picture of what really occurred on the evening of the alleged assault. With regard to the allegation that appellant hit her with his hand, she claimed that she was the aggressor that evening and that......

Words: 308 - Pages: 2

Fiber Evidence in Wayne Williams Case

...Question #3: In what respects did the use of fiber evidence in the Wayne Williams trial differ significantly from its use in previous cases? Numerous criminal trials over the years have used fiber evidence. In 1936, the wife of a NBC executive was murdered and the killer caught partly due to fibers from twine used to bind her during the murder. Ted Bundy was convicted of the murder of a 12-year old girl partly due to fibers found in his van. The trial of Wayne Williams, also based on fiber evidence, differed from other cases in several significant ways. From July 1979 to May 1981, thirty black children and young men were reported missing or found dead in the area of Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia State Crime Lab found yellow-green nylon fibers and violet acetate fibers on the bodies and clothing of victims. The fibers from the different victims were generally similar to each other, linking them to a single source and tying them to one killer. The Wayne Williams case was the first time fiber evidence played a significant role in a case involving a large number of murder victims. An Atlanta newspaper wrote an article about several different fibers being located on the bodies. After the article, bodies located in the Atlanta area rivers were nude or clothed only in underwear. The release of the information caused a change in the way the suspect disposed of bodies, in an apparent effort to eliminate fiber evidence. Media attention appeared to result in a change in pattern of...

Words: 577 - Pages: 3

Forensic Evidence

...application of science to the law. In recent years the use of forensic science has become increasingly necessary to help with criminal and civil investigations. Although forensic evidence is admissible in court one must keep in mind how that evidence made its way to the court system. I will take you through the process. For there to be admissible evidence for a court case there must be physical evidence which would have been collected at a crime scene therefore there must have been some kind of crime committed. A crime with physical evidence doesn’t necessarily mean something violent but it can be. Theft, arson, car accident and murder are just a few examples of what a crime can be. The process begins when the crime has been committed, to the officers arriving on the scene, to surveying the scene, collecting the evidence, submitting it to the lab, submitting it as evidence and finally the acceptance of the evidence. When a call is sent out regarding a possible crime and the first officer arrives on scene it is that officer’s obligation to do a few things as precise as possible: 1. seek medical attention for those who may need it, 2. arrest or detain any perpetrators, and 3. secure the crime scene. Securing the crime scene is extremely important because you want to be able to retrieve as much evidence as possible. By securing the crime scene you are blocking off the area from unauthorized personnel. You want to keep the foot traffic to a minimum to prevent......

Words: 1263 - Pages: 6

Evidence

...Evidence October 2007 Brief 6 of 6 issue brief In February 2007, AcademyHealth conducted a meeting on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining the role of consumer engagement in improving the quality of health care. In preparation for this meeting, five papers were commissioned on the following subjects: consumer activation, consumer choice of health plan and provider, consumer choice of treatment, patient navigation, and the appropriate role for consumers. This issue brief is based on the consumer choice of health plans and providers paper, which was authored by Jonathan Kolstad and Michael Chernew, Ph.D. Consumer Choice in the Health Insurance and Provider Markets: A Look at the Evidence Thus Far may or may not be evidence-based. Because consumer choice of health plans and providers drives cost and quality outcomes, consumers are being asked to make use of these formally reported data as they assume greater responsibility for their health and health care decisions. Despite the momentum in this area, it is not easy for consumers to make evidencebased decisions about their health plans and providers. There are several reasons for this. First, there is a relative dearth of information on quality. Second, choosing between health plans is not as simple as it once was because there is no one-size-fits-all or “right” answer. Third, out-of-pocket costs are increasingly a factor. Consumers are also at a distinct information disadvantage when it comes......

Words: 2269 - Pages: 10

Case Analysis-Harrington Collection

...Case analysis-Harrington Collection Problem identification In 2008, Harrington Collection, a large manufacturer and retailer of U.S. high-end women’s apparel, was facing opportunities and challenges whether to launch of active-wear products to meet the market and customers’ needs. But according to the macroeconomic environment, the target market, competitors and its own financial condition, Harrington needed to take careful consideration and then make the best decision for their own development. The U.S. women’s apparel industry Market trends From the data of U.S. Apparel Market Sale (2002-07), we could find out that, even when subjected to the impact of the economic downturn, the U.S. women's apparel industry remained in a mature and stable state and held by continued growth momentum. The Retail Sales increased from $106 billion in 2002, to $133 billion in 2007. The average annual growth rate is 4.7%. It showed that the total sales of the women's apparel industry did not receive the macroeconomic impact. Consumers still had a high desire to go shopping. At the same time, analyzed the data from U.S. Apparel Market Units, influenced by the economic downturn, consumers were more interested in less than $100, low-priced women’s apparel. From 2005 to 2007, the growth rate of units sold in more than $200 is 3.4%, the product growth rate of between $100-200 is 1.4%, and $50 to 100 product growth rate is 14.3%, while less than $50 low-priced...

Words: 2858 - Pages: 12

Audit Evidence of Grande Store Case

...Audit Evidence of Grande Store Case Nancy Johnson Rasmussen College Author Note This paper is being submitted on January 23, 2015, for Gary Rosner, A340 Advanced Auditing Concepts and Standards course. Audit Evidence of Grande Store Case When it came to the audit of the Grande Store there was insufficient numbers (four out of 1,100) to be an exact for the confirmations that were made regarding what was spent by McClure Advertising Credits. With 114 pages, 1,100 vendors and $300,000 at least 1% should have been audited for each vendor. Getting information to confirm by an outsider who has the qualifications is reliable and acceptable but it should be in written form. The auditors of Grande Store used the phone. This alternative procedure might be acceptable but it should never be used. The auditors felt the differences in the audit were immaterial, but the auditors should have went further and found out the reason for these differences. If the auditors had kept track of the differences they might have found that there were many errors this causing them to find the reason why there were so many differences (Arens, Elder, & Beasley, 2012, pp. 175-206). When it came to testing the ad’s the auditors should never rely on just internal documentation. By trusting the internal documentation they did not have sufficient enough evidence to support the credits. Placing an ad is not sufficient enough evidences without quality supporting evidences from the vendor that......

Words: 1003 - Pages: 5

Evidence

...useful and regularly resorted to when necessary. In the case of PP v. Toh Kee Huat[2] , Ong J acquitted the accused at the close of the prosecution because the only evidence against the accused was his fingerprint and the ‘accused’s fingerprint’, among other unidentified ones on the window of the car, which was left standing in a place accessible to anyone, cannot be legally sufficient to infer his guilty. “With respect, I do not understand what is meant by, legally sufficient’. At any rate, the weight of evidence of finger prints can never be decried. The respondent’s finger print was found on the side surface of the glass. The mark could not have been made there except after someone (if not himself) had unlawfully tampered with the locked car to gain entry. That finger print could only have been made during the hours of darkness when the car was taken, or before its discovery next morning. The position of the mark alone makes it self-evident that was not made by a casual passer-by.” There is no question that a clear prima facie case had been made out which if rebutted warrants a conviction. [3] b) Identification by voice When the identification of the accused person is in question, it can be proved or disproved by adducing similarity or dissimilarity of the accused’s characteristics. And, one of the characteristics by which a person can be identified is his or her voice.  In relation to the cases of identifying the voice of the accused by the......

Words: 9471 - Pages: 38

Evidence

...HPNA Position Statement Evidence-Based Practice Background Increased attention is being directed toward the development of methods that can provide valid and reliable information about what works best in healthcare. The careful scientific evaluation of clinical practice became a prominent focus during the second half of the 20th century.1 More recently, attention has been paid to methods of determining which of multiple proven approaches to a healthcare problem works best for which patients.2 Evidence-based practice encompasses implementing the best-known practices into the clinical setting using a scientific approach. It evolved from evidence-based medicine, which was developed in Canada to teach medical students. “Evidence-based medicine has been defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”3, p. 3 The National Quality Forum’s report A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality is a consensus report that is a first step toward introducing evidence-based measures into palliative practice on a formal, national level.4 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports organizations in their efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare by facilitating the use of evidence-based research findings in clinical practice.5 The nursing discipline has also embraced evidence-based practice over the past 25 years, initially......

Words: 1545 - Pages: 7

Law and Evidence Case Brief

...Brian Eco Law 202 Law & Evidence Title of Case: In Re Winship Legal Citation: 397 U.S. 358, 90 S. Ct. 1068, 25 L. Ed. 2d 368 (1970) Procedural History: The District Federal Court found the defendant guilty due to the evidence that was obtained and showed during the trial. The Circuit Court of Appeals over ruled the Federal District Courts ruling because of lack of proof beyond reasonable doubt which 99% of probable cause is needed. The United States Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals that the need of proof beyond reasonable doubt is under the Due Process Clause which is under the fourteenth amendment. Questions: Is it necessary to need proof beyond a reasonable doubt for Due Process when a juvenile delinquent is charged with a crime that is considered an adult offense? Facts: Mr. Winship was charged with a crime of Larceny. However, Mr. Winship is a twelve-year-old boy so he would be considered as a juvenile and that larceny crime would never be charged to him. However, Mr. Winship was found guilty of the Larceny as an adult. The Circuit Court of Appeals ruling was overruled due to the lack of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Decision: The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendant split decision to show proof beyond a reasonable doubt even being a juvenile charged with an adult offense. Judgement: The Courts found that the lesser court’s decision was correct because of the constitutional requirements for juveniles as...

Words: 327 - Pages: 2

Physical Evidence

...PHYSICAL EVIDENCE Name Institution Physical Evidence In the field of crime and justice, the success of an investigation depends on the assemblage and analysis of the different types of evidence (Swanson Et Al., 2012). Forensic experts usually classify evidence ass either physical or biological evidence. Biological evidence refers to any type of evidence that they draw from a living being while Physical evidence refers to any type of evidence that they draw from a non-living organism. Examples of physical evidence are fibers, fingerprints, footprints, building materials and paints among others. On the other hand, DNA and bloodstains are some of the examples of biological evidence (Swanson Et Al., 2012). To me, the most interesting type of physical evidence is fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of the few things that one is sure not denying that it belongs to him or her. By default, everybody has his or her own unique fingerprint (Swanson Et Al., 2012). Therefore, in the case of crime, collection and analysis of evidence becomes easier for the forensic experts in case they get the fingerprints of the suspect. Unlike the other types of Physical Evidence where the suspect can easily deny to having any association with, fingerprints are unique to him or her thus no chance of denying. In fact, if the forensic experts can be able to get the fingerprints at the scene of a crime as evidence then compare it with the fingerprints of the suspect, then the case is as good as done...

Words: 303 - Pages: 2