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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Digital forensics and community supervision: Making a case for field based digital forensics training
by Flory, Christopher M., M.A., Purdue University, 2015, 54; 1597627
Abstract (Summary)

In this paper I will review the literature concerning investigator digital forensics models and how they apply to field investigators. A brief history of community supervision and how offenders are supervised will be established. I will also cover the difference between community supervision standards and police standards concerning searches, evidence, standards of proof, and the difference between parole boards and courts. Currently, the burden for digital forensics for community supervision officers is placed on local or state law enforcement offices, with personnel trained in forensics, but may not place a high priority on outside cases. Forensic field training for community supervision officers could ease the caseloads of outside forensic specialists, and increase fiscal responsible by increasing efficiency and public safety in the field of community supervision.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Spafford, Eugene H.
Commitee: Rogers, Marcus K., Yang, Baijian
School: Purdue University
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Criminology, Vocational education, Computer science
Keywords: Community supervision, Digital forensics, Parole, Probation, Training
Publication Number: 1597627
ISBN: 978-1-339-01073-1
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