Research shows criminal justice occupations are associated with high work-related stress leading to psychological illness and high burnout rates.
This presentation will discuss the psychological well-being, job satisfaction, and coping mechanisms of digital and multimedia forensic analysts exposed to disturbing media. The overall goal is to better understand the well-being of digital and multimedia forensic analysts exposed to evidence from different types of criminal cases. The key takeaway - research shows the job is having a significant effect on their mental health, and we need to identify successful interventions to alleviate burnout and poor psychological well-being.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the existing research on the well-being of digital and multimedia forensic analysts
2. Raise awareness about the concept of secondary traumatic stress or vicarious stress
3. Discuss current attitudes toward mental health services
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.