A Model of Legal and Procedural Framework for Cybercrime Investigation in India Using Digital Image Forensics

  • Vijith T.K. ThekkekoodathilEmail author
  • Pramod K. Vijayaragavan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 632)


Advances in technology lead people to a new space called cyberspace. It introduces a radical change in every span of society. Rapid growth of cyberspace leverages the proliferation of cybercrimes. Use of advanced cyber forensic tools gives confidence to the law enforcement agencies for investigating cybercrimes. Digital image forgery is an easy task by using free-of-cost image editing software. So the image-based cybercrimes are also increasing. There are tools and procedures for image forgery detection in digital image forensics. In the case of image as primary evidence in cybercrime, a law enforcement agency has to adopt a legal and procedural framework for their investigation process. This paper aims to propose a model of legal and procedural framework in cybercrime investigation where a digital image is considered as primary evidence. The model is constructed based on Indian laws and regulations.


Cybercrime Cyber law Image forgery Digital image forensics Cybercrime investigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijith T.K. Thekkekoodathil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pramod K. Vijayaragavan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ApplicationsCochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinIndia

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