There are also some case studies included in both of the papers where information from social networking sites were used in criminal investigations. The papers themselves seem to suggest that this information was found through manual investigation of social networking sites, opposed to using a tool to assist in the information gathering. I will be looking further into these case studies, particularly those which relate directly to the person of interests social networks, to determine how the information from the social networking site(s) was obtained and used.
The references in both of the papers I've looked at also appear to be closely related to my study area, and I will look further into them as well as looking at other papers from the Journal of Network Forensics.
At this stage I feel that my project is running relatively smoothly and on time.
Papers from the Journal of Network Forensics:
- Social Networking Websites as Tools for Investigators, Bill Harshbarger (Volume 2, Issue 1)
- Social Networking A Boon to Criminals, T.D. Datar and R. Mislan (Volume 2, Issue 1)