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The Use of Structured Argumentation to Support Conclusions: A Video Authentication Case Study

Mullaney, Patricia, Franqueira, Virginia N. L., Horsman, Graeme, Remy, Joseph (2021) The Use of Structured Argumentation to Support Conclusions: A Video Authentication Case Study. In: 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. . American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:89066)

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Digital forensics can narrow key issues pending before a criminal or civil tribunal, resulting in a plea/settlement or a judicially economical trial. To support this, measures facilitating effective discourse between all parties regarding evidential matters may have value to judicial processes, where this session introduces the concept of Structured Argumentation (SA) for this purpose. The use of SA, applied to digital forensics investigations, was proposed and illustrated by Franqueira and Horsman (2020). It allows elaboration of investigative hypotheses, exposing not only how different (digital and/or non-digital) evidence logically fit together, but also the processes followed and conclusions reached, avoiding needless delay when arriving at a plea/disposition in a matter and/or narrowing the issues at a subsequent trial/proceeding. This session will be organised into 3 parts. First, the SA scheme (i.e., claim, ground, warrant, backing and rebuttal) and its dynamics will be described. Second, the results of an evaluation of SA applied to an anonymised video authentication case, from the field, will be presented. Finally, lessons learned and discussion points in relation to the use of SA, in theory and practice, will be elaborated.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Speech)
Additional information: This item refers to a talk given at the workshop W03 at this conference: The abstract was not published at the proceedings separately; the workshop abstract was published. The mp4 of the talk given exceeded the limit, so I added the ppt with voice used to generate the mp4.
Uncontrolled keywords: Digital Forensics, Structured Argumentation, Case Study, Video Authentication
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Virginia Franqueira
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 09:03 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 10:23 UTC
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