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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Top-Tier Needs for Gathering, Utilizing Digital Evidence
recent report describes the results of a National Institute of Justice
(NIJ)-sponsored research effort to identify and prioritize criminal justice
needs related to digital evidence collection, management, analysis and use. As
the types and sophistication of electronic media from which digital evidence
can be gleaned increase, this type of evidence will become an essential part of
investigating and prosecuting most crimes. However, while the potential is
great, there are significant challenges in exploiting digital evidence
including educating prosecutors to make more-focused use of digital evidence
and educating judges to better understand the issues surrounding use of digital
evidence in the courtroom. To read the report, Digital Evidence and the U.S. Criminal Justice System:
Identifying Technology and Other Needs to More Effectively Acquire and Utilize
Digital Evidence, go to https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/248770.pdf.