The Potential Value of Electronic Evidence in Fire Investigations

Credit Hours:  4
Approximate reading time: 1.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours

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Program Abstract

This module demonstrates the investigative potential of information stored on electronic devices through discussion of real life fire cases where electronic evidence played a key role in a successful conclusion. The module then presents the special considerations in search and seizure when electronic devices may potentially yield information of investigative value. The module concludes with a discussion of important nuances in the search warrant application and affidavit when information that is sought may be contained on an electronic device.

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