The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)
This work examines the problem of case prioritization in digital investigations for better utilization of limited criminal investigation resources. Current methods of case prioritization, as well as observed prioritization methods used in digital forensic investigation laboratories are examined. After, a multi-stakeholder approach to case prioritization is given that may help reduce reputational risk to digital forensic laboratories while improving resource allocation. A survey is given that shows differing opinions of investigation priority between Law Enforcement and the public that is used in the development of a prioritization model. Finally, an example case is given to demonstrate the practicality of the proposed method.
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"Multi-Stakeholder Case Prioritization in Digital Investigations,"
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/jdfsl/vol9/iss2/6