I am humbled again as my book,.Hiding Behind the Keyboard, has been nominated for the Forensic 4:cast Digital Forensic Book of the Year. It would be my honor if you would vote for the book.
The two competing books are also great books, but this one is mine ?
I wrote this book primarily as a follow up to my first book, Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard, by adding more topics and material. John Bair of Tacoma Police Department, helped immensely with the mobile forensic material for which he is an amazing expert.
For both Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard and Hiding Behind the Keyboard, the intention is to put the reader into the mindset of a detective in order to close a case. “Closing a case” means to thoroughly
- investigate (both in the physical world and the digital world)
- find and evaluate evidence
- put together inferences
- draw reasonable suspicions and conclusions
- eliminate potential suspects
- identify the real criminals, and
- build such a great case that the defense chokes on the evidence
In short, the books are intended to show how an investigator can make a case and close it. In both books, I have practically littered the pages with tips and tricks of the trade gained from personal experience and the experiences of the fantastic investigators I have been paired up with, from small state task forces to many federal task forces. Most of what I learned, I learned the hard way, fought through it, and kept improving on each investigation. These books give the good stuff up front, the time saving tips spread throughout, and no nonsense in how to physically do the job. If you work cases, I wrote the book for you.
If you investigate crimes (including civil matters, like corporate issues), you will find more than enough nuggets of gold to make your cases easier and more solid. That was the intent of what I wrote, for you to close cases and put the criminal behind bars.
By the way, if you don't do real investigations, but write about them in fiction work...you'll find some pretty neat information on the way cyber (forensic) investigations work on the street.
Be sure to vote before May 31, 2017. I would be grateful for your time to cast your vote and again, humbled even at the nominiation. Note...you don't have to have bought the book to vote for it. If you agree with the purpose of the book, your vote is most welcome. You even can leave the entire voting selections empty except for the one best book category and just vote for my book. That would make me happy :)