Computers have become an integral part of our daily lives. It should come as no surprise that the criminal minds have turned to computers and the Internet to commit crimes. New crimes and criminals are enduring as each new technology is introduced. This text never loses touch with the reality that not every investigator is computer savvy, while still offering advanced knowledge in an easy to understand manner. Everything is based upon a building block approach, with each chapter forming a foundation for the next Written in everyday language, this text demystifies the often complex world of computer technology, translating it into a format that can be easily understood by a computer novice, while striving to incorporate concepts and references useful for the experienced investigator. It doesn t end there, it continues with exploring high-tech crimes demonstrating all of the tools and methods used by criminals, while teaching the techniques used by investigators to catch and prosecute them. This well-written book is truly a one-stop-shop overview of the high-tech crimes career field, whether the student is a college student, basic police recruit, or a mid-level manager Concepts are laid out with crystal clarity. Dave Pettinari, Colorado State University, Pueblo, CO This book provides a thorough overview of the major current computer crimes or cyber crimes and specific investigative techniques necessary for future practitioners. Jennifer Gossett, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PAKnetzger, Michael is the author of 'Investigating High-Tech Crime ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131886834 and ISBN 0131886835.