Legal Concerns for Digital Evidence Responders 101: First Responders and Digital Evidence
Legal Concerns for Digital Evidence Responders provides a legal background for first
responders and investigators who encounter or work with digital evidence. Topics
include Fourth Amendment concerns, the importance of getting digital devices
into the hands of a forensics expert, recent case law, and practical advice on
obtaining and executing search warrants. The modules function as companions to
NW3C’s computer crimes classes and may be required as online prerequisites for
either instructor-led or online training. Each module can be completed as a
stand-alone online course or in combination with the other six
This module provides basic information to first responders who may encounter digital
evidence in the course of their duties. Topics covered include:
- What is digital evidence?
- Getting digital devices to a forensics expert
- The ways in which digital evidence can be compromised
- Search and seizure basics: when is a warrant required?
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In this module the course pre-test will be completed.
This module provides basic information to first
responders who may encounter digital evidence in the course of their
|10 min||Post-test and Certificate|
In this module the course post test will be completed. Upon successful
completion of the post test, a certificate of completion will be
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