chapter  9
10 Pages

Search Engines and Web Portals

Assembling information into a simple, straightforward story is very important to any investigation. Managers, judges, juries, and other decision makers do not usually understand the intricacies of how to conduct an investigation or how important little details can be. Internet-based investigations are inherently different from more traditional investigations. Presenting the findings is especially important when presenting a case based largely on evidence from the Internet. Internet-based investigations are inherently different from more traditional investigations. Color should have a purpose: either to distinguish different things or to make something more aesthetically pleasing. Color-coded items can be very different colors from each other; it's fine to use the true colors of the rainbow to represent different aspects of the investigation. Summarizing the results of the investigation is really about final determination and conclusions. Frequently documents found may contradict each other. This is to be expected, especially when the subject has actively taken steps to conceal assets or otherwise hide business relationships.