Digital forensics continues to grow as an important element in many investigations. For this reason laboratory managers, both with and without digital forensics units, must have a basic understanding of this complex discipline and how it may play a role in other laboratory analysis. This course will discuss the practical application of digital forensics, the use of innovative practices to streamline analysis, taking a case with digital evidence from crime scene to courtroom, and challenges unique to this important discipline.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
1. Provide an overview of digital forensics and discuss the use of innovative strategies to provide efficient and effective analysis.
2. Provide an understanding of challenges that a laboratory manager may face interacting or administering a digital forensics division.
3. Develop a framework for managing digital evidence from the crime scene through litigation.
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.