Digital Forensics: Is there a need for technical juries to create a fair trial for suspects?

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Digital Forensics is the process of examining data that has been located upon digital devices and presenting this evidence in an expert witness report for the officer in charge of the case to view. These reports will subsequently be relied upon within a courtroom for evidence, however if any confusion is present from the evidence or explanations, then the digital forensic inve-stigator will have to attend court as an expert witness to clarify the confusion. This article will be looking into whether the rise of digital forensic cases and cyber-crime requires a technical jury, as currently technical juries are not being utilised, and this may be sabotaging the suspect’s chance of a fair trial. Currently, we are placing responsibility on potentially non-technical individuals to decide upon a suspect’s verdict, without fully understanding the technical aspects of the case from both the prosecution and defence
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationeForensics Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Jury
  • Digital
  • Forensics
  • Digital Integrity


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