PDAs are more popular than ever, with 2.75 million hand-held devices shipped in the second quarter of 2004 alone. Because criminals are among the loyal users of the devices, those who are tasked with performing forensic examinations of computers must also know how to get data off a PDA in a way that preserves evidence for a court case. A Special Publication of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been developed to help organizations create policies and procedures for dealing with PDA forensics. The document includes information on forensic tools and proper procedures. @ is available through SM Online.
Noted scholar and former police commander Thomas Reppetto traverses the path of American policing from 1945 to the present in the second volume of American Police: A History. The story is scholarly, professional and personal. Above all, it is riveting.