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Conference Proceeding

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Subject: LCSH

Computer crimes--Investigation, Computer forensics, Mobile device forensics


Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology | Information Security


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.


Dr. Baggili was appointed to the University of New Haven’s Elder Family Endowed Chair in 2015.

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Publisher Citation

Baggili, I. (2010). Generating system requirements for a mobile digital evidence collection system: a preliminary step towards enhancing the forensic collection of digital devices. European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2010)