I Know What You Did Last Summer: A User’s Guide for Internet Investigations

Internet research should be a routine part of any criminal case investigation. Even if an internet search does not produce dramatic new evidence, it makes field investigation more efficient and productive. Conducting an internet investigation does not require expertise in computer forensics. The investigation simply accesses sources of data that include government sites, social media aggregators, social media sites, libraries, and schools. The authors describe the processes and tools that are accessible to any practitioner and can be incorporated into standard investigative practices.