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Computer Forensics, Second Edition
Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence

Author(s): Marie-Helen Maras, PhD, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • ISBN-13: 9781449692223
  • Paperback    408 pages      © 2015
Price: $92.95 US List
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An Updated Edition of the Definitive Computer Forensics Text

Updated to include the most current events and information on cyberterrorism, the second edition of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence continues to balance technicality and legal analysis as it enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining, and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy, and administration.

See Dr. Maras discuss the dark reality of identity theft and cybercrime in an interview with CBS News. Read the full article here.

Praise for the first edition

“This book really covers a big gap that we have had with textbooks on introductory level classes for Digital Forensics. It explains the definition of the terms that students will encounter in cybercrime investigations as well as the laws pertaining to Cybercrime Investigations...The author does a nice job of making the content flow and allowing intro students the ability to follow and grasp the material.”

-David Papargiris, Bristol Community College

“This book should be considered a high-priority read for criminal investigators, computer security professionals, and even casual Internet users. Understanding the extent of cybercrime and the tactics of computer criminals is a great start, but understanding the process of investigation and what evidence can be collected and used for prosecution is a vital distinction in which this book excels.”

-T.D. Richardson, South University

Features & Benefits

  • Includes a new chapter on cyberterrorism as well as new coverage on social engineering
  • Features information on “Red October,” “Aurora,” and “Night Dragon” operations
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of civil, criminal and corporate investigations and the legal issues that arise with such investigations.
  • Includes case studies, discussion and review questions, practical exercises, and links to relevant websites, to stimulate the critical thinking skills of students
  • Downloadable instructor resources created by the author include an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for undergraduate or introductory graduate Computer Forensics courses.

Chapter 1  Entering the World of Cybercrime
Chapter 2  An Introduction to Computer Forensics Investigations and Electronic Evidence
Chapter 3  Laws Regulating Access to Electronic Evidence
Chapter 4  Searches and Seizures of Computers and Electronic Evidence
Chapter 5  Cybercrime Laws: Which Statute for Which Crime?
Chapter 6  Understanding the Computer-Networking Environment: Beware of the Scam Artists, Bullies, and Lurking Predators!
Chapter 7  Political Cybercrime: The Case of Cyberterrorism
Chapter 8  Where Is the Electronic Evidence and Which Tools Can We Use to Find It?
Chapter 9  Crime and Incident Scene: What Should an Investigator Do?
Chapter 10  Corporate Crimes and Policy Violations Involving Computers: How to Conduct a Corporate Investigation
Chapter 11  E-mail Forensics
Chapter 12  Network Forensics: An Introduction
Chapter 13  Mobile Devices in Computer Forensics Investigations
Chapter 14  The Pretrial and Courtroom Experiences of a Computer Forensics Investigator

Marie-Helen Maras, PhD-Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. Marie-Helen Maras is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has a DPhil in Law and an MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. In addition, she holds a graduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and undergraduate degrees in Computer and Information Science and Psychology from the University of Maryland University College. She has taught at New York University and SUNY-Farmingdale.

In addition to her teaching and academic work, her background includes approximately seven years of service in the U.S. Navy with significant experience in security and law enforcement from her posts as a Navy Law Enforcement Specialist and Command Investigator. While in the Navy, she supervised her personnel in conducting over 130 counter-surveillance operations throughout Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  During the early stages of her military career, she worked as an Electronics and Calibration Technician.

Additional Titles by this Author

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449692223

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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