An Introduction to “Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations and Actions: Representative Court Decisions and Supplementary Materials”

Electronic information – be it “stored” or real time – pervades our Nation. Electronic information features prominently and increasingly in the investigation, prosecution and defense of alleged criminal activity. This compilation of judicial decisions and articles, both peer-reviewed and not, is an attempt to provide the reader with materials that highlight the issues – constitutional and otherwise – that electronic information poses to law enforcement, prosecutors, defense counsel and judges in federal and State criminal proceedings. The compilation is not intended to be exhaustive. Rather, it is intended to introduce the reader to the complex and growing body of decisions and commentary that address electronic information.

The compilation is searchable and includes an extensive table of contents. We intend that the compilation will be dynamic in nature and supplemented on a regular basis. Any comment or criticism should be directed to the Editor, Ronald J. Hedges, at r_hedges@live.com.

This document is hosted and made available to the public without charge as a public service by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. The Office assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the content of the compilation.

This Guide may include information that is not provided or maintained by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). Please note that the AGO cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this material. In addition, the is not intended to endorse any views expressed or the organizations sponsoring the guide.

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