Kompiuterinių nusikaltimų pėdsakai: samprata, rūšys ir jų susidarymo mechanizmas.
Protection, search and ability to use computer based information for a long period of time are one of the major problems in our days and therefore it has a direct impact for the investigations of computer related crimes. Investigators, in their anti-criminal work, are looking for information about the really occurred facts, events, processes and human intellectual results which most often are recorded in documents. Emergence and fast spreading of computer based information influence the work of investigators as well. They face a new phenomenon of computer related crimes and electronic records-documents that contain trace-evidence and therefore this changes routine work methods and practice of crime investigation. The article, making a reference to a conception of computer-related crime, special knowledge and trace-evidence of crime, discusses the conception problem of formation of trace-evidence in computer-related crimes. Problems of empiric nature are analyzed because of different approaches to the treatment of the results in these kinds of investigations. While analysing the literature of foreign and Lithuanian authors as well as the existing global and local problems, some solutions for these issues are presented in the article. The concept of traces formation mechanism in computer crimes presented by some scholars has been also evaluated by the author of this article. Main factors affecting formation of trace-evidence in computer-related crimes has been analyzed trying to find an essential link with reflection processes which are well known in forensics.
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