Computer technology is now widespread and commonplace. Most people carry a smartphone as powerful as a computer around with them every day.
As computer technology has grown more important to our lives, it has also grown more important to law enforcement. Police aggressively investigate alleged “cybercrime” with increasing sophistication. Cybercrime can include charges relating to white-collar crime, identity theft, fraud, stalking, prostitution, child pornography, human trafficking, and many other charges. Further, computer evidence is often relevant to cases that are not themselves cybercrimes, but nonetheless raise issues relating to today’s advanced technology.