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In Any Language, Field Search Translates to Success

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National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
This article discusses a new investigative software tool called Field Search.
In April 2012, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System’s Corrections Technology Center of Excellence (CoE) released Version 4.0 of its Field Search suite via JUSTNET, the NLECTC System’s Web site. Field Search, a free software product designed for use in the field by nontechnical criminal justice personnel, allows users to quickly and efficiently search a target computer and create a detailed report of the findings. Field Search can be launched from a USB drive and works live on a suspect computer to quickly find potential evidence such as Internet histories, images, multimedia files and results from text searches. The latest update includes a number of new features drawn from a “wish list” created by users. Field Search is user friendly and has proven invaluable in supporting violations and providing evidence to pursue new criminal charges against sex offenders and others.
Date Created: August 6, 2012