Digital Forensics within the Criminal Justice System: Use, Effectiveness, and Impact

Cerian Griffiths*, Emma Piasecki*, Sophie Carr, Philip Anderson, Tim J Wilson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This report provides innovative insight into the use, effectiveness and impact of digital forensics across the entirety of the criminal justice system.

The data from the Northumbria University Digital Forensics Project identifies:
• the application and impact of digital forensics
• challenges and inefficiencies
• areas in which the allocation of greater resources would affect the greatest increase in impact
• barriers and risks in current practice that undermine the overall aims of the criminal justice system

This project also serves as a pathfinder for subsequent and more resource intensive qualitative and quantitative studies.
This report makes recommendations about future policy reviews and strategic investment for delivering the large-scale transformation required for more effective and impactful use of digital forensics to the benefit of the entire criminal justice system.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne
PublisherNorthumbria University
Commissioning bodyForensic Policy Team, Data and Identity Directorate, Home Office
Number of pages69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2024

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