Digital Evidence Database

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  • Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence

    Institution

    7Safe (Part of PA Consulting)

    Language

    English

    Reference link
    https://www.7safe.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/acpo_guidelines_computer_evidence_v4_web.pdf
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    This good practice guide is intended for use in the recovery of computer-based electronic evidence. However, it is not a comprehensive guide to the examination of that evidence. The guide suggests methods that will help preserve the integrity of such evidences. The advice is formulated to assist staff in dealing with allegations of crime which involve a high-tech element and to ensure they collect all relevant evidence in a timely and appropriate manner.
    Description
    The guide contains principles of computer-based electronic evidence; guidelines on seizure of evidence; storage after seizure, home networks and wireless techonology, such as types of wired and wireless devices; network forensics and volatile data; tools to obtain discrete information; investigating personnel; evidence recovery; welfare in the work place; control of peadophile images; external consulting witnesses and forensic contractors; disclosure; retrieval of video and CCTV evidence; and guide for mobile phone seizure and examination.
    Target group
    Personnel attending crime scenes or making initial contact with a victim/witness/suspect, investigators, evidence recovery staff, external consulting witnesses

  • Geospatial Evidence in International Human Rights Litigation: Technical and Legal considerations.

    Institution

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    Language

    English

    Reference link
    https://www.aaas.org/resources/geospatial-evidence-international-human-rights-litigation-technical-and-legal
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    This report is intended to provide a starting point for human rights NGOs and advocates who are considering using geospatial technologies in their human rights and ICL documentation efforts, as well as recommendations to ensure the most rigourous scientific methods and robust analysis to guide the admission of this evidence in court. The document draws from the AAAS's experience to provide recommendations to properly assess and weigh sound geospatial evidence.
    Description
    The report addresses the relevance and use of geospatial evidence for the documentation of human rights evidence, procedures for image acquisition and analysis, human rights cases in which the international courts have relied on geospatial evidence, and the standards they used to evaluate the evidence. It further contains standards for the use of geospatial technologies and human rights and international criminal law (ICL)evidence, particularly at the International Criminal court (ICC) and other ICL tribunals, Moreover, it includes an discusses admissiion and evaluation of geospatial evidence at the ICC.
    Target group
    Human rights professionals, lawyers, prosecutors and judicial institutions

  • ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer based Electronic Evidence

    Institution

    Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2003-10-01

    Reference link
    https://cryptome.org/acpo-guide.htm
    Purpose
    "Details in this guide are designed to ensure good practice when collecting computer based electronic evidence; guidelines are not intended for use when dealing with evidence produced by witnesses from third party computer systems."
    Description
    The guide is not intended as a definitive manual of every operation during the investigation of a high tech crime or recovery of computer based electronic evidence. It provides guidance on the most common circumstances when computer-based and mobile phones evidence is involved. The document includes the principles of computer-based electronic evidence, guidance concerning the handling, retrieval and transport. It also sets out practices concerning the investigating personnel, interviews, retention, storage, evidence recovery and disclosure. Lastly, it addresses on welfare and health and safety considerations. The document also includes a glossary.
    Target group
    Personnel attending crime scenes or making initial contact with a victim; Investigators; Evidence recovery staff; External consulting witnesses

  • ACPO Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence

    Institution

    Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2012-03-01

    Reference link
    https://www.digital-detective.net/digital-forensics-documents/ACPO_Good_Practice_Guide_for_Digital_Evidence_v5.pdf
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to assist law enforcement and all others that assist in investigating cyber security incidents and crime.
    Description
    This document provides an overview of computer based electronic investigations, with emphasis on the types of crimes scenes, types of networks and technology and how to perform network forensics. The guide includes principles of digital evidence and their explanation, location of digital evidence, seizure of electronic evidence, proportionality issues relating to seizure, preparation before and after capturing digital evidence, analyses of seized digital evidence, interpretation of digital data, communication of digital evidence, verbal feedback, how to make statements or reports on digital evidence, witness evidence, training and education of digital evidence, welfare of staff working on digital evidence and disclosure.
    Target group
    UK law enforcement personnel who may deal with digital evidence. This will include: - Persons who are involved in the securing, seizing and transporting of equipment from search scenes with a view to recovering digital evidence, as well as in the identification of the digital information needed to investigate crime; - Investigators who plan and manage the identification, presentation and storage of digital evidence, and the use of that evidence; - Persons who recover and reproduce seized digital evidence and are trained to carry out the function and have relevant training to give evidence in court of their actions. - Persons who are involved in the selection and management of persons who may be required to assist in the recovery, identification and interpretation of digital evidence.

  • How To Tell Stories: A Beginner’s Guide For Open Source Researchers

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2019-07-12

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/2019/07/12/how-to-tell-stories-a-beginners-guide-for-open-source-researchers/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    Assist open source researches on the presentation of their findings.
    Description
    Provides advice to open source researchers about how to present their findings. It includes practical advice, such as identifying the target audience, planning the narrative,setting the right tone, and organizing and presenting the information efficiently. I also refers to a video/case study of Bellingcat's investigation regarding the latest MH17 Report.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • How to Prevent, Identify and Address Vicarious Trauma — While Conducting Open Source Investigations in the Middle East

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2018-10-18

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2018/10/18/prevent-identify-address-vicarious-trauma-conducting-open-source-investigations-middle-east/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The guide is intended to serve as an educational tool for those working in the open source investigative field on how to prevent, identify and address vicarious trauma.
    Description
    The document focuses on open source investigations in the Middle East, but can be adapted to other geographic areas. Considering the graphic scenes that open source investigators face, the document includes practical advice on preventing, identifying and addressing secondary trauma. The document focus on upholding the investigator's well-being.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • Профилактика, выявление и лечение викарной травмы при расследовании событий на Ближнем Востоке

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    Russian

    Publication date
    2018-11-16

    Reference link
    https://ru.bellingcat.com/materialy/putevoditeli/2018/11/16/vicarious-trauma/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The guide is intended to serve as an educational tool for those working in the open source investigative field on how to prevent, identify and address vicarious trauma.
    Description
    The document focuses on open source investigations in the Middle East, but can be adapted to other geographic areas. Considering the graphic scenes that open source investigators face, the document includes practical advice on preventing, identifying and addressing secondary trauma. The document focus on upholding the investigator's well-being.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • How to Scrape Interactive Geospatial Data

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2018-09-05

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2018/09/05/scrape-interactive-geospatial-data/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    To provide guidance on how to scrape interactive geospatial data for further analysis and archiving.
    Description
    The guide provides concrete guidance on how to scrape interactive geospatial data that might be publicly accessible but not to be donwloaded, for further data analysis and archiving. The guide focuses on downloading geospatial data, but it is expected that some of these concepts will also be applicable to other formats of data which is stored in a similar fashion.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • Сбор геопространственных данных веб-скрейпингом

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    Russian

    Publication date
    2018-12-09

    Reference link
    https://ru.bellingcat.com/materialy/putevoditeli/2018/12/09/scraping-geo-data/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    To provide guidance on how to scrape interactive geospatial data for further analysis and archiving.
    Description
    The guide provides concrete guidance on how to scrape interactive geospatial data that might be publicly accessible but not to be donwloaded, for further data analysis and archiving. The guide focuses on downloading geospatial data, but it is expected that some of these concepts will also be applicable to other formats of data which is stored in a similar fashion.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Flight Tracking

    Institution

    Bellingcat

    Language

    English

    Publication date
    2019-10-15

    Reference link
    https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2019/10/15/a-beginners-guide-to-flight-tracking/
    Executive summary
    n/a
    Purpose
    The purpose of this guide is to provide a quick and complete guidance on how to start tracking flights.
    Description
    The guide starts with a glosary of terms needed to start tracking flights. It then provides some of the most popular flight tracking websites available and outlines some of their features. Finally, the guide concludes with a case study demonstrating how these tools can be used in conjunction with one another to shed light on the air movements of the powerful.
    Target group
    Open source researchers and investigators

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