Professionalism in Digital Forensics

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There is an increase in the number of investigations, both criminal and civil, that make use of digital forensics, in the number of organisations offering computer forensic services, and in the number of digital forensics practitioners. As a result of this development, there is a need to consider professional issues in order to develop a professional framework that will act to provide a degree of assurance in the skills and expertise of digital forensic practitioners. Denning's criteria of a profession will be used to discuss professionalism in the digital forensics domain,'namely that a profession should: i. Have an enduring and positive effect on society. ii. Include a codified body of principles (conceptual knowledge).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalDigital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review
Early online date1 Jan 2007
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2014


  • digital evidence
  • forensic practitioners


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