Teaching Computer Forensics: Uniting Practice with Intellect

Author:
Colin Armstrong, Nimal Jayaratna
File Size:
433.96 kB
Date:
01 July 2004
Downloads:
1226 x

The demand for skills and knowledge in computer forensics has risen over the past decade in response to the increased use of computers and the Internet to commit crime. Computer forensics requires specialist technical skills. However, computer forensics is also cross-discipline, encompassing the areas of, criminology, psychology and criminal profiling, investigative techniques together with aspects relating to the law, expert witness and testimony. This paper introduces the nature and content of the computer forensics module at Curtin University and discusses the underpinning philosophy of the module and how it fits within a wider framework of the masters programs.

Teaching Computer Forensics: Uniting Practice with Intellect