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Transforming Forensics Digital: What works in digital forensics? (Effectiveness of digital forensics techniques)

PATEL, Asma, SHAW, Rob and BAZLI, Behnam (2019) Transforming Forensics Digital: What works in digital forensics? (Effectiveness of digital forensics techniques). Research report for external body. The Transforming Forensics, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), The Digital Project reports. (Unpublished)

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The Transforming Forensics Digital project commissioned this Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) to answer the following research question: What works in digital forensics? (Effectiveness of digital forensics techniques) The review of the evidence serves multiple goals. First, it explores what are the existing digital forensic techniques in use by practitioners? It was carried out rapidly in order to provide the Digital project and the wider Transforming Forensics programme with the necessary information about the effectiveness of digital forensics techniques that are in use by practitioners. Second, it provides a taxonomy of digital forensics techniques. Third, it identifies research challenges, gaps, and opportunities to assist the ongoing the Digital project to understand where the future investment may be most effectively targeted to improve digital service provision. This review thus generates valuable methodological lessons for similar exercises going forward. The review examines academic articles and evaluation published in English between 2014 and 2019. It adopts a systematic approach to the literature search and quality assessment to maximise transparency, replicability and the potential to update.

Item Type: Monograph or Report (Research report for external body)
Additional Information: This rapid evidence assessment report was submitted to the Transforming Forensics team as the project deliverable in April 2019. The project (What works in digital forensics? The effectiveness of digital forensics techniques) aimed to feed into the Digital Project and was carried out at Staffordshire University, the school of CDT (computing), duration Jan 2019 to April 2019 (Principal investigator: Dr Asma Patel). The Digital Project funded by NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council- a part of the national Transforming Forensics Programme, a business case (Strategic Outline Case) for the investment of £4,000,000 during the period from April 2018 to March 2020 to establish a national approach and roadmap for the development and management of an integrated, future-proofed digital forensic science capability for policing in England and Wales.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Forensics, Digital Forensics Techniques, Rapid Evidence Assessment
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Computing
Depositing User: Asma PATEL
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 09:18
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 09:18
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5757

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