Standardization of Computer Forensics through Legal and Procedural Enhancements

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Abstract– Technological advancement in computer technology has opened new horizons for human progress along with creating new criminal opportunities. These computer based crimes are difficult to handle due to their rapid growth and transnational scope. It needs a two prong strategy which includes procedural and legal enhancements. Keeping in view the need of standardization in computer forensic process a comprehensive framework is suggested in this research. It will allow investigators to submit acceptable evidence in the court of law. All the countries across the globe must have strong legislative shield which will work as the foundation for computer forensics process. Legal system must cover penal and procedural laws along with international treaties and transnational agreements. For this purpose a comprehensive and flexible legislative web is suggested in this research. Cyber crimes against person, corporate, state or morality needs “legislative-web” across the globe. Validation of both procedural and legal frameworks is done through land laws in Pakistan and international treaties. There is a need of launching legislative and technological offense against computer based crimes which are severely dangerous in nature. 1. Introduction In the current modern era, computer technology has strong impact on each and every angle of human’s daily life. Criminals had thrown their complex and widespread web on the computer technology. In order to deal with these crimes and to prevent them in future, legally acceptable evidence is the core objective of computer forensics. The term “Computer Forensics” was used back in 1991 in the first learning session held by the international association of computer specialists (IACIS). For... ... middle of paper ... ...onino, “Electronic evidence and computer forensics”, Communications of AIS, Volume12, Article 27, October 2003 [15] Kenneth C. Brancik,” The Computer Forensics and Cybersecurity Governance Model”, Information Systems Control Journal, Volume 2, 2003 [16] Mark Reith, Clint Carr, Gregg Gunsch, “An Examination of Digital Forensic Models”, International Journal of Digital Evidence, Volume 1, Issue 3, fall 2002 [17] Eoghan Casey, “Error, Uncertainty, and Loss in Digital Evidence”, International Journal of Digital Evidence, Volume 1, Issue 2, summer 2002 [18] Alec Yasinsac, ”Policies to Enhance Computer and Network Forensics”, Workshop on Information Assurance and Security, IEEE, 2001 [19] Michael G. Noblett, Mark M. Pollitt, Lawrence A. Presley, “Recovering and Examining Computer Forensic Evidence”, Forensic Science communications, Volume 2, Number 4, October 2000

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