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The Advanced Data Acquisition Model (ADAM): A Process Model for Digital Forensic Practice

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. 2013;8(4):25-48

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

ISSN: 1558-7215 (Print); 1558-7223 (Online)

Publisher: Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Society/Institution: Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

LCC Subject Category: Law: Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence: Comparative law. International uniform law: Criminal law and procedure

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS


Richard Brian Adams (University of Western Australia)

Val Hobbs (Murdoch University)

Graham Mann (Murdoch University)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

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