Kirjuri is a digital forensic evidence item management system. It is a web application designed to help forensic teams manage, track and report devices delivered for forensic examination. It was born in the Helsinki Police Department, which handles over a thousand devices annually. Managing these devices and keeping track of the changes and locations to all this material proved to be a difficult task, since no ready software suites for multi-user evidence device management existed.

Kirjuri was written from the ground-up with one task in mind – easing the clerical tasks of the forensic investigator by organizing devices under examination requests. It is easy to deploy on an internal network using a Linux-based virtual machine as a server. Kirjuri is being used by a number of private organizations and law enforcement agencies in a number of countries. The current public release for Kirjuri is 0.9.2 .

Kirjuri requires a web server with MySQL and PHP7 installed. Some performance issues have been noticed when running Kirjuri on a WAMP server, so installing on a Linux server is recommended.

Kirjuri is no longer under active development, since I don’t have time to dedicate to it anymore. The current release version is 0.9.2. I am working on a few fixes, notably the statistics page showing incorrect numbers, but I will not guarantee any timetables for this. If you are interested in taking over the project and developing the tool further, please reach out to me via email.

Find out more about Kirjuri here.