ADJ 177 - Digital Evidence and Forensics

Course Description

Effective: 2013-08-01

Provides an introduction to knowledge and skills required to identify, preserve and collect digital evidence in criminal investigations, adhere to legal search and seizure requirements when collecting digital evidence, and maintain chain of custody as this pertains to criminal investigation.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 3 hours. Total hours 3 per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Advances in technology have led to a need for criminal justice professionals who understand the role of digital evidence in the commission of crimes and can properly identify, preserve and collect this type of evidence. This class will provide students with an introduction to the legal and technical aspects of identification, preservation and collection of digital evidence.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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