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Student assessment

In addition to the exercises, other assessment tools used in this Module are review questions and homework assignments.

Review questions

The questions can also be used to promote class discussions during the lecture.

  • What is the differences between content data and metadata? What types of information does each type of data reveal?
  • What are the different types of electronic evidence?
  • What are the differences between electronic evidence and traditional evidence?
  • How is digital evidence authenticated?
  • What are digital forensics process models? Name and describe two of them.
  • What do standards and good practices for digital evidence and digital forensics seek to establish?

Homework Assignments

Homework # 1 - Group Exercise: Traditional Evidence vs Digital Evidence

Students should be randomly assigned to a group before the class to enable them to complete the assignment before the class meets. Each group should be randomly assigned a country.

Instruct the students to identify and review the rules of evidence relating to digital evidence in their assigned countries. Students should also identify whether their assigned country has similar admissibility requirements for traditional evidence and digital evidence.

Students should be prepared to discuss their findings in class.

Homework # 2 - Digital Evidence Admissibility

The following assignment is proposed to be completed within two weeks after the lecture on this Module:

Find a past court cases in your country and describe the considerations of the courts when admitting digital evidence. When was digital evidence admitted? Under what conditions was it rejected? Please use evidence-based arguments to support your response. Suggested maximum length: 1,500 words.

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