Security Studies & International Affairs
Digital forensic methodology deviates significantly relative to the methods of other forensic sciences for numerous practical reasons, and it has been largely influenced by factors derived from the inception and evolution of this relatively new and rapidly changing field. Digital forensics methodology was developed more by practitioners in its early days rather than by computer scientists. This led to accepted best practices in the field that may not represent the best or, at least, tested, science. This paper explores some of these differences in the practice and evolution between digital and other forensic sciences, and recommends scientific approaches to apply to many digital forensic practice rituals.
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking
IGI Global Publishing
Scholarly Commons Citation
Kessler, G. C., & Carlton, G. H. (2017). Exploring Myths in Digital Forensics: Separating Science From Ritual. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.4018/IJITN.2017100101