The development of a model college degree curricula related to criminal justice education emphasizing electronic crime and digital forensics investigation. The efforts discussed in this proposal will be performed in close consultation with the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative (ECPI). This proposal addresses the first phase of a larger project and includes the following steps for action:
-Develop, refine, and expand the existing Champlain College curricula in Digital and Computer Forensics;
-Deliver the Digital and Computer Forensics Courses online beginning September 2004;
-Market Digital and Computer Forensics courses to groups and individuals identified jointly by NIJ, ECPI and Champlain College, using Champlain's Center for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) recruitment system;
-Work with the ECPI and its staff to establish a strong working relationship between staff in Champlain's computer forensics program, and NIJ and ECPI. Specifically, this relationship will be fortified during a meeting of the ECPI on Champlain's campus in the fall of 2004, if arrangements can be made by NIJ;
-Promote existence of Champlain's Digital and Computer Forensics courses and curriculum to law enforcement groups and other organizations that NIJ and ECPI have identified as significant and important to their education mission.