Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook

Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook
Emond Publishing
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Criminal Law Series; Evidence

General Editors: Brian H. Greenspan and Vincenzo Rondinelli

As technology advances at an exponential rate, the law and practice surrounding digital evidence is in constant flux. Digital Evidence: A Practitioner’s Handbook serves as a clear, concise guide to digital evidence in the criminal context. Authors Gerald Chan and Susan Magotiaux summarize legal principles and provide practical suggestions for Crown and defence lawyers tackling the gathering, admitting, and presenting of this type of evidence.

This is the first comprehensive text on this facet of law. It is designed to clarify the nuances of the authentication and admissibility of digital evidence, privacy rights, the uses and limits of social media evidence, and the search and seizure of electronic devices. This text also explores the ways in which law enforcement can access digital data in the hands of third parties, including the various powers created by Bill C-13 (Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act).

By addressing both current and emerging challenges related to digital evidence, criminal practitioners will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding required to effectively handle and utilize digital evidence.

This text is Volume 5 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

  • Foreword by the Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell
  • Checklists detailing various considerations for counsel when presenting or submitting evidence in a digital format
  • Discussion of Bill C-13 Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act
  • Relevant excerpts from the Criminal Code and Canada Evidence Act
  • Chart detailing orders used during an investigation

Part I: Search and Seizure
Chapter 1: Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Digital Data
Chapter 2: Search of Devices
Chapter 3: Accessing Digital Data
Chapter 4: Private Communications

Part II: Disclosure
Chapter 5: Disclosure of Digital Data
Chapter 6: Disclosure in Internet Child Exploitation Cases
Chapter 7: Practical Constraints on Crown and Defence

Part III: Use of Evidence
Chapter 8: Admissibility
Chapter 9: Probative Value
Chapter 10: Courtroom Presentation

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Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Two colour
Status: Coming Soon

Price: $99.00