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What is Forensic science (Forensics)
Forensic Science, usually shortened to forensics, is a discipline that deals with the investigation, obtaining a (judicial) evidencing of a security incident or violation of state laws or rules of the organization.

Forensic Science, usually shortened to forensics, is a discipline that deals with the investigation, obtaining a (judicial) evidencing of a security incident or violation of state laws or rules of the organization. Forensic science develops and improves the procedures to establish the identity of persons, data and documents authenticity, identification of weapons, chemicals and so on. The use of forensic science and investigation procedure is called forensic analysis. The most important fields of forensic science are:

  • Forensic accounting - deals with the investigation of fraud in the accounting
  • Computer forensics - deals with the investigation and the evidence proceedings of information and communication technologies and electronic equipment
  • Digital forensics, e-Discovery - deals with the evidence investigation in electronic media carrying data, video and audio
  • Mobile forensics - deals with screening and investigation of mobile devices, including mobile communication (voice and data transmissions, SMS, SIM Card)
  • Forensic fingerprinting - includes methods for determining identity using fingerprint
  • Forensic biometrics - deals with determining the identity using biometric characteristics
  • Forensic engineering - deals with material and technological evidence
  • Forensic linguistics - deals with methods based on linguistic analysis
  • Forensic psychiatry - uses knowledge of psychology and social psychology for the investigation and evidence

Use of the forensics in practice: Forensic sciences are used in various forensic analyses and audits.

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Last update: 18.08.2016

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