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Methodology for Investigating Individuals Online Social Networking Persona

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11 pages

This paper proposes a methodology for investigating an individual’s online social networking persona.


When investigators from either the private or public sector review digital data surrounding a case for evidentiary value, they typically conduct a systematic categorization process to identify the relevant digital devices. Armed with the proper methodology to accomplish this task, investigators can quickly recognize the appropriate digital devices for forensic processing and review. (Published abstract provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2009