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Digital forensics
Digital forensics

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3.4 Summary of Section 3

This section illustrated the fact that although forensic investigations may use the scientific method, the objective of the investigation is markedly different from scientific research. A forensic investigation aims to make a clear determination of fact in a specific case that is acceptable to a court of law and which is not subject to revision.

You also saw that there are significant issues with the presentation of forensic evidence to courts; not only must any limitations on the evidence be made clear, but also evidence must be tightly constrained so that it does not mislead participants.