You are the crime scene investigator, and you have been called to a home that authorities believe contains child pornography on the owner’s computer. You know that an untrained investigator should never attempt to retrieve data from a computer, and you ha

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You are the crime scene investigator, and you have been called to a home that authorities believe contains child pornography on the owner’s computer. You know that an untrained investigator should never attempt to retrieve data from a computer, and you have not been trained to do so. Therefore, you will be required to seize, secure, and deliver this computer to a trained professional in the lab. 

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  • Address the following in 1,250–1,500 words:
    • Outline and describe the process of computer forensics.
    • What types of training must be provided to computer and network forensics investigators? Explain.
    • With regard to the above scenario, as the crime scene technician, what would you photograph? Why? Explain in detail.
    • What if the computer is a personal desktop not connected to a particular network? 
      • Should you shut it down? Explain in detail.
    • What if the computer is networked with other computers in a building?
      • What would be the next step after locating the machine? Explain your reasoning.
    • When would computer forensics evidence become inadmissible in court? Explain.
      • What can be done to avoid this? Explain.
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