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Education Week 8 Assignment – Expert Testimony

Education Week 8 Assignment – Expert Testimony

You were the lead investigator on Operation Stop Hack and have now been subpoenaed as an expert witness in the case against the perpetrators. It is up to you to convey the complexities of the crime and evidence to the jury so they can understand the scientific procedures used in aiding the crime's resolution.

Instructions

  1. Analyze the overall procedures for First Responder and Incident Handling and ascertain the fundamental way in which such procedures relate to the scenario in this specific case.
  2. Explain the major steps involved in evidence acquisition and how to maintain the integrity of the evidence, outlining any and all repercussions if the evidence is improperly preserved.
  3. Consider the importance of the chain of custody and explain the main reasons why the documentation required to preserve the chain of custody is critical.
  4. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

This course requires the use of the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Outline the legal steps and procedures to process and collect digital evidence.