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High-Tech Crimes Revealed: An Interview with Stephen Branigan

Friday, October 22, 2004 (08:39:29)
Stephen Branigan, one of the founders of the New York City task force on cybercrime and author of High-Tech Crimes Revealed: Cyberwar Stories from the Digital Front, talks to Seth Fogie about hacker motivations and how to solve cyber crimes.

More (informit.com)

Computer expert challenges barge defendant's testimony

Thursday, October 21, 2004 (06:28:38)
A computer forensics expert says a critical document presented to jurors was edited on one of the defendants' work computers -- contradicting the defendant's testimony last week. That's the latest in the fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Merrill Lynch and Company executives and two former midlevel Enron executives.

More (KLTV)

e-crime and computer evidence conference 2005 (ECCE2005): Programme now availabl

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 (09:45:48)
ECCE 2005 will consider aspects of digital evidence in all types of criminal activity, including timelines, methods of evidence deposition, use of computers for court presentation, system vulnerabilities, crime prevention etc.

The conference programme is now online and can be viewed at the ECCE website here.

TV crime shows spark boom in ‘duff’ university forensic courses

Sunday, October 17, 2004 (11:39:26)
A LEADING police scientist has claimed universities are promoting forensic science courses to meet demand from students inspired by TV crime series just to put “bums on seats”. Jim Fraser swaps police fieldwork for teaching and research this week when he joins the University of Strathclyde as head of their world-leading forensic science unit. He said a public interest in “gore”, fuelled by TV shows such as Silent Witness and CSI, had made forensics courses hip. More than 53 UK higher education institutions offer over 300 courses with “forensic” in the title. But Fraser, currently head of forensic investigation at Kent Police, said many universities were offering courses which were of little use .

More (Sunday Herald)

Sleuthing in the e-files

Saturday, October 16, 2004 (05:24:39)
These days, the search for truth takes lawyers not into company file cabinets but into company computers. With 93 percent of business documents now "borne" electronically, the story of U.S. workplaces increasingly gets told on computer disks, spread sheets and e-mail records. Attorneys and business leaders say electronic discovery is the biggest development in employment law in years.

More (startribune.com)