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Computer and Digital Evidence Search and Seizure for Trial and Appellate Judges

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September 20, 2012 @ 8:00 am
September 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm


Bonus Room 2



This two day program focuses on the search and seizure of computers and digital evidence, based on a grant from Mississippi State University. Offered in Oxford only. The learning objectives of this course include the following: (a) understanding of the sources and types of digital evidence; (b) examination of the principal approaches courts take to the search and seizure of digital evidence; (c) detailed examination of the application of Fourth Amendment principles to various locations of digital evidence, including computers, cell phones, remote storage, and the Internet; (d) examination of Fourth Amendment applicability doctrines, including standing, voluntary exposure, and the private search doctrine; (e) examination of Fourth Amendment satisfaction doctrines, including warrant issuance and review, search incident to arrest and probably cause; (f) discussion of the distribution and possession of digitally produced child pornography; and (g) examination of some civil implications, including civil discovery.