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Computer Forensics

Computers are very vital, and perform different roles in the lives of most people. However, the increase in the use of computers has also lead to the increase in computer crimes.  This is where computer forensics comes in. Computer forensics deals with all crimes that may involve the use of computers and the different components of a computer.

To be a computer forensics professional it is a must that you possess knowledge in both the hardware components and software tools that are used in this field. Computer forensics can be used in fields ranging from criminal investigations to evidence preservation. This is very wide and has a lot of benefits in different areas.  Computer forensics is mostly used to catch a criminal or a culprit who may have been related to computer crimes. Here are some of the fields where computer forensics can be applied.

Police Investigations

In most states, the police departments have a computer forensics department which is used to analyze data and in the recovery of previously deleted information. The specialists in this area are very useful to the police when it comes to resolving crimes that involve the usage of computers. For example, where a criminal may be using stolen credit cards to make online purchases, accessing child pornography or even breaking into government information by breaking through security protocols.

Evidence Extraction

A specialist in computer forensics is very useful when it comes to retrieving information. The information may include the time the crime was committed, identifying the nature of crime, or even the identity of the criminal. In the event that the computer data is not well arranged and makes it difficult to understand, then computer forensics experts will work to help interpreting and locating the different types of data. The specialists in the field of computer forensics have a lot of experience with different software applications and how they can use this to help in legal matters.

Evidence Preservation

A specialist in computer forensics can use the knowledge in digital techniques to make sure that no data is destroyed or harmed during the investigation process. They make sure that information is well stored so that so that nothing is corrupted during the extraction process. All these are important because the evidence needs to be of high quality during the trial so that the criminal can be brought to justice. The specialists are also well trained to deal with computer crimes therefore they can help in coming up with a solid case that can be used in court.

If you or a loved one feel that you are the victim of a computer crime, do not hesitate to contact a private investigator such as Tim Wilson Investigations to assist you in regaining your lost information and building your case.

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