Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders, Second Edition

April 14, 2008

Chapter 1. Electronic Devices: Types, Description and Potential Evdience

Section 4 — Peripheral Devices

Description: Peripheral devices are equipment that can be connected to a computer or computer system to enhance user access and expand the computer’s functions.

Potential evidence: The devices themselves and the functions they perform or facilitate are all potential evidence. Information stored on the device regarding its use also is evidence, such as incoming and outgoing phone and fax numbers; recently scanned, faxed, or printed documents; and information about the purpose for or use of the device. In addition, these devices can be sources of fingerprints, DNA, and other identifiers.

Date Created: April 9, 2008