Computer Crime and Computer Forensics, by Dr. R.K. Tewari, P.K. Sastry and K.V.Ravikumar. Hard Bound, 5.5" x 8.5".
Select Publishers, Publishers and Distributors, C-73/B, (Gr. Floor), Pandav Nagar, Patparganj (Near Mother Dairy), Delhi-110092. Tel: 011-23352438, 22063201, 9810766022. Fax: 011-23736679. Email: email@example.com. Publication Date 2002. xvi + 321 pages, ISBN 81-901135-3-4. Price Indian Rupees 595.00, US $30.00
We keep receiving books for review from various publishers. However some books are of such paramount importance that we at the journal office thought one review may not be able to do justice to that book. One opinion may be slanted, perhaps by the individual tastes and preferences of the reviewer. Reviewers from different continents, nations, even different parts of the same nation may perceive a book differently. Why not send books to two or more different reviewers and get their opinion. We requested several publishers to do that and they obliged.
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This time we received a very good book Computer Crime and Computer Forensics written by three doyens in the field of computer crime, Dr. R.K. Tewari, P.K. Sastry and K.V.Ravikumar. The book is published by Select Publishers, a new and upcoming publisher of forensic books from India.
This is the first book we are featuring in this issue (vol 7, no 2), and 24th book overall.
Computer crime and its detection is a relatively new discipline. It is a very complex, albeit fascinating subject. When the book came to us, our primary job was to find two leading experts on computer crime. The board of editors looked around and chose leading experts from two different regions of India - North and South. The leading forensic expert from North India Yogender Bansal and another leading forensic expert from South India V.V.Pillay were requested to review this book independently.
The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.
0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
6: Slightly above average
8: Very Good
10: Truly Outstanding
Here are both reviews - with ratings. As you can see, both reviewers returned a very high rating of 9.00.
Review 1 by Yogender Bansal , North India
Review 2 by V.V.Pillay, South India
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