This book presents a general introduction to the computational aspects of forensic science, covering the different tools needed for forensic investigations, the importance of forensics and biometrics, and the use of Benford's law for biometrics and network traffic analysis. It specifically focuses on the application of these techniques in Africa, and how they can be of benefit in the investigation of crime in Nigeria in particular.
Dr. Iorliam Aamo has been a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics/Computer Science, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria since 2010. A leading researcher, he was awarded an MSc with distinction in Forensic Computing from Coventry University, UK. He then moved to the University of Surrey, UK, where he obtained his PhD in Computer Science, focusing on the application of power laws to forensics, biometrics and network traffic analysis.