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Case studies - what would you find useful?

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Case studies - what would you find useful?

Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:12 am

Following on from an earlier discussion, I'd like to revisit the idea of "case studies".

What would people find useful in a case study, e.g. what subject areas would we like to see covered, what level of expertise, what format should it take etc.?

If I can gain a better understanding of what people are looking for I may be able to facilitate something in future.

Please let me know your thoughts, thank you.

Jamie
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:23 am

- jamie
Following on from an earlier discussion, I'd like to revisit the idea of "case studies".

What would people find useful in a case study, e.g. what subject areas would we like to see covered, what level of expertise, what format should it take etc.?

If I can gain a better understanding of what people are looking for I may be able to facilitate something in future.

Please let me know your thoughts, thank you.

Jamie
I am rather new to Forensics and recently i was looking for a template on how will i conduct my research. For example i had a child abuse wife that wanted proof on her husband's computer. So she brought to us 3 computers. We found some normal porn in the first but nothing important on the others. But we would like some help on what it would be considered suspicious to further research in such case. Also what terms we should be looking for in order to find such material. What sites we should be looking for ?  

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Re: Case studies - what would you find useful?

Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:31 am

Jamie -

Useful case studies would include either unique solutions to commonly encountered problems or the application of a common solution to uncommon problems.

I don't believe that description is particularly helpful to you, but it occurs to me that sharing these type of experiences without disclosing any confidential or proprietary information will tend to elevate the skill level of all of your readers.

If this style of case study turns out to be what your readership is looking for after the survey results are in, I'd be happy to provide an example of one such case from my practice for you to use.

All my best,

John Crawford  

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Re: Case studies - what would you find useful?

Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:53 pm

Jamie,
Similar to John, I'd be interested in unique and uncommon situations and solutions. But also, for mmingos and newcomers to the practice, outlining a basic investigation, whether it be for child porn or looking for evidence on a lost/missing teenagers PC. The how's. why's and where's of an investigation could be of benefit to many. Especially those that have not had the advantage of advanced forensic training coupled with investigative experience.
That said, both basic and unique situations would be of interest. I'm sure that most any investigation might prompt valuable discussion.
I'd also be willing to provide examples, if desired.
-Mike  

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Re: Case studies - what would you find useful?

Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:17 pm

I'd like to add that people new to the discipline are well versed in the technical aspects but have no practical knowlege of how the investigation itself has been worked. So like those above, I'd like to see scenarios and how the investigator worked through the investigation. Why did they do this? What prompted them to look here? What is SOP (standard operating proceedure) and why (and how) did they deviate? Things like that.

Dennis  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:19 pm

As a "newbie", I would LOVE the scenarios Draxsr discussed! Working with actual cases and learning the why's and wherefores from an experienced investigator's point of view would be AWESOME!!
Any type of case would be a bonus!

Jan  

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Re: Case studies - what would you find useful?

Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:17 am

Thank you for those replies. I think all the suggestions are broadly in line with what I had in mind myself but it's always worth checking that I'm on the same page as everyone else!

This is probably going to be easier to get off the ground if we can kickstart it with one or two examples to begin with. I'd certainly like to take up those offers of cases which we can use to get the ball rolling so do please feel free to forward something to me (text file, Word doc etc) on admin @ forensicfocus.com and we can take it from there. I don't think there's any need to be too specific about requirements at this stage other than to state that a reasonable *minimum* word count is probably in the region of 700-1000 words and that as long as the piece is written with a view to explaining the thinking behind the decision making process during an investigation it should be ideal material to use as a case study.

Jamie
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