The increased use of technology in criminal activity precipitates the need for proper technology tools and investigative methodologies to examine electronic crime and analyze digital evidence. In tandem with the wide-spread use of technology in criminal activity, an arrival of digital examination tools has occurred. Many of the tools offer exaggerated claims of functionality and typically require a host of experienced, trained experts for successful operation. Additionally, many areas of digital evidence processing and analysis lack full-development. Law enforcement should not be hampered with evaluation of applications and devices nor dependence upon poorly-developed applications; furthermore, many law enforcement units lack the resources for such endeavors.