Digital forensics in law enforcement

Today’s law enforcement officers must have the skills and knowledge to conduct thorough digital investigations.


By Dr. Chuck Russo, Program Director of Criminal Justice at American Military University

An increasing number of criminals are employing technology and conducting their activities online. That means today’s law enforcement officers must have the skills and knowledge to conduct thorough digital investigations.

To better prepare students for what they’ll encounter in the field, American Military University has restructured its Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice to focus on digital forensics. Learn more about what topics are covered in the updated program and how it will align students with the evolution of criminal activity.

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About the Author

Dr. Chuck Russo is the Program Director of Criminal Justice at American Military University. He began his career in law enforcement in 1987 in Central Florida and was involved all areas of patrol, training, special operations and investigations before retiring from law enforcement in 2013. Dr. Russo continues to design and instruct courses, as well as act as a consultant for education, government and industry throughout the world. His recent research and presentations focus on emerging technology and law enforcement applications, post-traumatic stress, nongovernment intelligence actors, and online learning. To contact him, email IPSauthor@apus.edu. For more articles featuring insight from industry experts, subscribe to In Public Safety’s bi-monthly newsletter.

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