The Role of a Computer Forensics Investigator
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As part of the legal system, a computer forensics investigator helps build a case for or against a person or company accused of wrongdoing. Jobs that a computer forensics investigator might take on include those in the following list:
Examine the prosecution's or opposing counsel's e-evidence for alternative interpretations. The allegation that a defendant manipulated accounting software might not be supportable by the e-evidence that has been collected.
Assess the strength of the e-evidence against a suspect. Sometimes the client and the accused need to know what the prosecution knows in order to decide whether taking a plea deal is the right choice. Pleading guilty carries less jail time than being found guilty.
Scrutinize expert reports for inconsistencies, omissions, exaggerations, and other loopholes. Check these documents carefully to see whether you can find mistakes.