Published Online: 1 October 1981
Page Count: 9
Research and development specialist, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, Fla.
(Received 4 April 1981; accepted 6 May 1981)
Research related to the investigation and the prosecution of computer crime is continuing. Detailed, highly technical expertise may be required of the document examiner in the comparison, examination, and identification of computer-printed documents produced by high-speed printers. Such research in the area of the identification of computer printouts, as part of the evidence in a computer crime-related case, is continuing. It is important for the investigator, document examiner, and prosecutor to understand the basic workings of the computer, the entry of data by computer personnel, the processing of information via technological advances, and the output of data by high-speed impact or nonimpact printers and to relate such complex workings in everyday language so that the judge and jury may understand the evidence involved.
Paper ID: JFS11429J