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Factors Influencing Digital Forensic Investigations: Empirical Evaluation of 12 Years of Dubai Police Cases

Alawadhi, Ibtesam, Read, Janet C., Marrington, Andrew, Franqueira, Virginia N. L. (2015) Factors Influencing Digital Forensic Investigations: Empirical Evaluation of 12 Years of Dubai Police Cases. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 10 (4). pp. 7-16. ISSN 1558-7215. (doi:10.15394/jdfsl.2015.1207) (KAR id:77187)

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Abstract

In Digital Forensics, the number of person-hours spent on investigation is a key factor which needs to be kept to a minimum whilst also paying close attention to the authenticity of the evidence. The literature describes challenges behind increasing person-hours and identifies several factors which contribute to this phenomenon. This paper reviews these factors and demonstrates that they do not wholly account for increases in investigation time. Using real case records from the Dubai Police, an extensive study explains the contribution of other factors to the increase in person-hours. We conclude this work by emphasizing on several factors affecting the person-hours in contrast to what most of the literature in this area proposes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.15394/jdfsl.2015.1207
Uncontrolled keywords: Cyber forensics, digital forensics, empirical data, forensic investigation, Dubai Police
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Virginia Franqueira
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 17:39 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77187 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Marrington, Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3839-6675
Franqueira, Virginia N. L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1332-9115
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