Five proven ways to find, sort, link and share digital evidence in no time

The everyday life of a criminal investigator just gets more and more complicated. The amount of confiscated and extracted data in criminal investigations today is so huge that without the help of powerful analysis tools, criminal investigations quickly lose their momentum. Important evidence that would need to be secured immediately to acquit or convict suspects in court is hidden deep among tens of thousands of digital artifacts that an investigator must find, sort through, evaluate and link together. A time-consuming process that becomes increasingly difficult to manage manually, since just one mobile phone alone can contain thousands of images and just as many conversations. Add to that the use of countless hard-encrypted applications, various aliases, multiple platforms and data spread across a range of wireless devices – from mobile phones and tablets, to drones, cars and surveillance cameras. The time-consuming process of finding, sorting, evaluating and connecting together evidence can end in leads and clues going cold. And in worst case scenarios, to evidence going undiscovered.

In this guide, we will show five proven steps in a criminal investigation where MSAB’s user-friendly analysis program XAMN will help you:

  1. Determine when a crime was committed.
  2. Secure the location where a crime took place.
  3. Identify all suspects.
  4. Sort and link together images and videos.
  5. Turn calls and messages into chronological conversations.

Learning to master these five steps in XAMN will result in you finding more evidence in less time. You will never again be held back by an immense amount of data that must be analyzed, but instead can devote time to understanding which evidence is important to the investigation.