Generating system requirements for a mobile digital device collection system: A preliminary step towards enhancing the forensic collection of digital devices

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Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems: Global Information Systems Challenges in Management, EMCIS 2010


Collecting digital devices in a forensically sound manner is becoming more critical since 80% of all cases have some sort of digital evidence involved in them (Rogers, 2006, p. 1). The process of documenting and tagging digital devices is cumbersome and involves details that might not apply to other types of evidence, since each evidence item has unique physical characteristics (Hesitis & Wilbon, 2005, p. 17). The process becomes less manageable when a large number of digital devices are seized. This paper examines the information and issues investigators should be aware of when collecting digital devices at crime scenes. Furthermore, this paper proposes a mobile solution that can potentially improve the process of forensic digital device collection, by keeping track of what has been collected at a crime scene.

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Ibrahim Baggili, Zayed University

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