Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $321,667)
Farleigh Dickinson University is proposing to develop a three 'webinar' model to meet the need for digital forensics training. The initial sessions will be prepared to bring both the most inexperienced novice up to a comfortable level of comprehension in the basics and mechanics of both system hardware and operating systems and the newly appointed or future investigator comfortable with the processes, procedures, and necessities involved with an investigation. Both groups will most likely benefit from extensive expertise and instruction concerning the proper use of evidence in a court of law, and the most advantageous way of presenting oneself and one's case to maintain credibility and integrity. Those with prior experience or expertise in certain areas may opt to focus on material, which is new or necessary for them to learn.
This project aims to reduce the BJS 2002 forensic backlog functional area in computer crime. This project contributes to the reduction of crime laboratory computer forensic backlog through the Digital Forensics Webinar Training, which will exponentially increase the comprehension of forensic digital recovery methods, as well as increase the capabilities of analyses to be completed on seized digital evidence.
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