The discipline of identifying, preserving, and evaluating evidence found in a wide assortment of places, is the focus of forensic examinations. Almost every interaction in life – from driving a car or using a mobile telephone, leaves behind traces. Whether DNA, skin cells, cell site analysis, or data fragments on a computer – these ‘footprints’ can be reconstructed by an experienced expert to determine who did what, where, when and how.
Evidence can be fragile and easily contaminated and so forensic examinations should be conducted swiftly, ideally as close to the time of the incident as possible. In pathology this typically takes the form of a post-mortem examination, but in both the digital and physical world, such forensic examinations may be ‘peri-mortem’ (proximmmal to the event).
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From the 40GB home computer to the 2TB Raid 5 UNIX server, computer forensics must be conducted in a systematic and consistent manner. These techniques involve fragile data that can easily be hidden, wiped, disguised, cloaked, encrypted or even destroyed from storage media. This work can only be handled by experienced and qualified professionals; the results of the computer forensics analysis have to withstand the scrutiny of a courtroom.
We offer a 24×7 comprehensive forensic examinations service that involves the recovery of usable evidence that can make all the difference in criminal, civil or tribunal proceedings. Our experts work with clients to determine the nature of incidents and use established forensic examinations and investigation techniques to preserve evidence, whilst maintaining its continuity and integrity.
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Our service includes the post-analysis review of forensics investigation results and the preparation of a detailed investigation report. If criminal or other legal proceedings are necessary we can produce witness statements and attend court to deliver expert testimony in support of the computer forensics analysis undertaken and material found.
All our forensic examinations are conducted within a physically and electronically secure environment and when undertaken at client premises we strive to conduct our work with minimal disruption to your business. Forensic examinations are conducted in strict compliance with the guidelines issued by the the Association of Chief Police Officers for managing evidence. Our systematic approach to investigations can significantly reduce the cost and time of an internal investigation (and of any court-ordered disclosure). We are actively implementing the ‘General Quality Management System’ (GQMS) that has been developed by industry experts and endorsed by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. This will support compliance with ISO 17025 and practice recommendations from the Home Office Forensic Science Regulator
Our forensic examinations specialists are completely independent and accept instructions on behalf of both the Crown Prosecution Service, Police authorities, Defence Solicitors and corporations.