John J. Barbara has posted an excellent article on ethics and raises a very probing question regarding digital forensics.
"Since the examiner in the scenario is also the investigator, can we be assured that he is “disinterested” in the outcome of the case?"
That is a very important question. Considering that digital foreniscs is one of the few areas in which the officer who is conducting the investigation and making the arrest is also the forensic scientist. Is this really a good scenario to put someone in where making arrests ending in sucessful prosecution has an impact on thier job?
Ethical Practices for Digital Forensic Examiners
By John J. Barbara