Digital Forensics Trial Graphics: Teaching the Jury through Effective Use of Visuals helps digital forensic practitioners explain complex technical material to laypeople (i.e., juries, judges, etc.). The bookincludes professional quality illustrations and animations of technical systems that help anyone understand the complex concepts behind the science.
Users will find invaluable information on theory and best practices, along with guidance on how to design and deliver successful explanations. A companion website, which contains a collection of very high-quality, custom graphics created by professional designers, artists, and educators to illustrate the technical concepts and processes in a step-by-step manner is also included.
Each process and concept is represented by a single image, series of images, or an animation that supplements and supports a verbal explanation. Talking points and guidelines for each topic are alsoincluded, along with customized PowerPoint templates that adhere to design best practices.
- Helpsuserslearnskillsfortheeffectivepresentation of digital forensicsevidenceviagraphics in a trial setting to laypeople, such as juries and judges
- Presentstheprinciples of visual learning and graphicdesign as a foundationfordevelopingeffectivevisuals
- Providesthebestpractices of slidedesign to developeffectivevisualsforthepresentation of evidence
- Includesaccess to 80 professionalqualitygraphicsthatillustratecriticalcomputer and networksystems and processesforthecollection of digital forensicevidence
Information Security professionals of all levels, digital forensic examiners and investigators, InfoSec consultants, attorneys, law enforcement officers. Also forensic training vendors, government training courses, universities, litigation support, and high-tech crime associations
2. Principles of Learning: Why Use Visuals?
3. Principles of Graphic Design: The Basics
4. Slide Design: Best Practices
5. Presenting for Comprehension
Appendix A. Additional Resources
Appendix B. Style Guide/Cheat Sheet
John Sammons is an Associate Professor and Director of the undergraduate program in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. John teaches digital forensics, electronic discovery, information security and technology in the School of Forensic and Criminal Justices Sciences. He's also adjunct faculty with the Marshall University graduate forensic scienceprogram where he teaches the advanced digital forensics course. John, a former police officer, is also an Investigator with the Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and a member of the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He is a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and Infragard. John is the founder and President of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. AIDE is a non-profit organization that provides research and training for digital evidence professionals including attorneys, judges, law enforcementand information security practitioners in the private sector. He is the author of best-selling book, The Basics of Digital Forensics published by Syngress.
Affiliations and Expertise
Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, USA
Lars Daniel is a digital forensics examiner at Guardian Digital Forensics. Lars is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), an AccessData Certified Mobile Examiner(AME) a Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS), Certified Wireless Analyst (CWA), a Certified Internet Protocol Telecommunications Specialist (CIPTS), and a Certified TelecommunicationsAnalyst (CTA). He spoke at the largest annual digital forensics conference, the Computer Enterprise and Investigations Conference (CEIC), in 2011 and 2013, and at the EnFuse conference in 2016. Lars has qualified as an expert witness and testified in both state and federal court, qualifying as a digital forensics expert, computer forensics expert, a cell phone forensics expert, a video forensics expert, and a photo forensics expert. He has attended over 300 hours of forensic training and has worked on over 600 cases involving murder, child pornography, terrorism, rape, kidnapping, intellectual property, fraud, wrongful death, employee wrongdoing and insurance losses among numerous other types of cases. Lars is the co-author of the book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidencefrom the Warrant to the Courtroom, published by Syngess, an imprint of Elsevier Publishing. He has extensive experience in both civil and criminal defense cases. He provides Continuing Legal Education(CLE) training classes for attorneys across the United States.
Affiliations and Expertise
Digital Forensics Examiner and Forensic Artist, Guardian Digital Forensics, NC, USA