Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Digital and multimedia forensics justified: An appraisal on professional policy and legislation
by Popejoy, Amy Lynnette, M.S., University of Colorado at Denver, 2015, 56; 1598313
Abstract (Summary)

Recent progress in professional policy and legislation at the federal level in the field of forensic science constructs a transformation of new outcomes for future experts. An exploratory and descriptive qualitative methodology was used to critique and examine Digital and Multimedia Science (DMS) as a justified forensic discipline. Chapter I summarizes Recommendations 1, 2, and 10 of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Report 2009 regarding disparities and challenges facing the forensic science community. Chapter I also delivers the overall foundation and framework of this thesis, specifically how it relates to DMS. Chapter II expands on Recommendation 1: “The Promotion and Development of Forensic Science,” and focuses chronologically on professional policy and legislative advances through 2014. Chapter III addresses Recommendation 2: “The Standardization of Terminology in Reporting and Testimony,” and the issues of legal language and terminology, model laboratory reports, and expert testimony concerning DMS case law. Chapter IV analyzes Recommendation 10: “Insufficient Education and Training,” identifying legal awareness for the digital and multimedia examiner to understand the role of the expert witness, the attorney, the judge and the admission of forensic science evidence in litigation in our criminal justice system. Finally, Chapter V studies three DME specific laboratories at the Texas state, county, and city level, concentrating on current practice and procedure.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Grigoras, Catalin
Commitee: Dodge, Mary, Smith, Jeff M.
School: University of Colorado at Denver
Department: Recording Arts
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Law, Technical Communication, Science education
Keywords: Digital, Forensic, Multimedia, NAS, NCMF, Science
Publication Number: 1598313
ISBN: 9781339027753
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