Title

Behavioural evidence analysis applied to digital forensics: An empirical analysis of child pornography cases using P2P networks

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Proceedings - 10th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2015

Publication Date

10-16-2015

Abstract

© 2015 IEEE. The utility of Behavioural Evidence Analysis (BEA) has gained attention in the field of Digital Forensics in recent years. It has been recognized that, along with technical examination of digital evidence, it is important to learn as much as possible about the individuals behind an offence, the victim (s) and the dynamics of a crime. This can assist the investigator in producing a more accurate and complete reconstruction of the crime, in interpreting associated digital evidence, and with the description of investigative findings. Despite these potential benefits, the literature shows limited use of BEA for the investigation of cases of the possession and dissemination of Sexually Exploitative Imagery of Children (SEIC). This paper represents a step towards filling this gap. It reports on the forensic analysis of 15 SEIC cases involving P2P file sharing networks, obtained from the Dubai Police. Results confirmed the predicted benefits and indicate that BEA can assist digital forensic practitioners and prosecutors.

ISBN

9781467365901

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

First Page

293

Last Page

302

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Behavioural evidence analysis, Digital investigation, Reconstruction, Sexually exploitative imagery of children

Scopus ID

84961616332

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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