Electronic Evidence Used To Prosecute Criminal ActionsEvidence secured in a pornographic case is all electronic. This use of electronic evidence has examined closley because it demonstrates that technology will be used in different ways to prosecute criminal activity. This evidence however does hold the potential for being tampered with. As technology become more and more prevalent, electronic evidence will be used more frequently. For cases involving child pornography or computer related crimes including hacking and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, electronic evidence may prove to be the best evidence that is available.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:Was the defendant therefore denied due process based on the police’s mishandling of this electronic evidence?