Philosophy and Sociology of Law, Ethics, International Law, Digital Forensics


Digital Forensics investigation is a concept that refers to the scientific and legal process of investigating cyber and digital environments to gather evidences. Therefore, it is important to consider the theory and philosophy of jurisprudence and principles of justice. The most basic assumption is that for digital evidence to be legally admissible in court, the evidence must be true, accurate, complete and convincing to a jury. Factors such as insufficient chain of
custody, failure to follow legal procedures, and insufficient integrity of evidence are situations in which it is unacceptable to present digital forensic evidence in court.

Cyber-assisted crime is on the rise, and law enforcement has had to expand most of their investigation and detection activities into the digital realm. The digital forensic field has become much more complex over the years as more evidence can be uncovered that can be used to prosecute criminals. Governments have also embraced this digital evidence to track suspects. Forensic investigators are therefore driven to collect data extensively, as they are
under pressure to provide adequate evidence to law enforcement when a conviction is involved. In this regard, there are various international concerns about the ethics and fairness of investigations. Discussions about ethics-based digital forensic techniques are based on international law and concepts have international validity and applicability. In unrestrained investigations, the legal privacy rights of those under investigation can easily be violated
during digital evidence collection and investigations. At the societal level, such a practice would cause a sense of injustice. The focus of this presentation is not on the process of digital forensic investigations, but on their potential to be perceived as unfair. For this reason, discussions are put forward about the need for an ethical-based approach to digital forensic investigations, respecting the privacy rights of individuals and accepting the needs of law
enforcement officers at the same time.


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ÜMÜTLÜ, A. Y. (2022). THINKING ETHICAL JUSTICE IN CYBER AND DIGITAL FORENSIC. Cyberpolitik Journal, 6(12), 182-201. Retrieved from



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