Understanding the use of digital forensics in policing in England and Wales: An ethnographic analysis of current practices and professional dynamics

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Exeter

Principal Researcher

Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs

Level of Research

Professional / Work-based

Project Start Date

September 2018

Research Context

This ​ESRC-funded project will offer an ethnographic analysis of how digital resources and expertise are mobilised to provide intelligence for on-going investigations and aid the prosecution of suspects. It will examine the social, organisational, professional and ethical concerns posed by digital forensic practices. The analysis will map the production and trajectory of digital evidence and focus on the operational dependencies, occupational tensions and regulatory dynamics.

Research Methodology

​This study will employ an ethnographic analysis.

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

August 2021
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