Crime Scene: Checklist Mobile App
The Crime Scene Checklist Form is a computer-focused crime scene checklist that can be used by law enforcement investigators or forensic specialists during a crime scene investigation or search and seizure of a computer.
How does it work?
This app prompts a forensic user collecting evidence during an investigation to check and log computer information including the type of computer (a PDA, server, cell phone/mobile device, desktop, laptop, or other), the make and model, the Operating System, the Network Interface, who seized the computer, when it was seized, the state of the computer when it was seized, how the computer was shutdown, internal storage components such as a hard drive or hard disk, external storage devices such as flash drives or jump drives, network information, and any logs that were pulled. The chain of custody for electronic evidence can be partially preserved utilizing this app as important information about the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the computer are noted. Additionally, forensics specialists may be able to utilize digital forensic tools to make copies of storage devices or memory, so that a forensic investigation can be properly carried out. This app can help ensure that the proper tools are in place by the time the computer or device is brought in for forensic examination.