Understanding and minimising risks in
digital investigations - CPD workshop
5 October 2021
Challenges and opportunities around the use of digital evidence in investigations
An exclusive workshop led by former Forensic Science Regulator Professor Gillian Tully, CBE - an internationally recognised leader in forensic science
Online via MS Teams
The Investigator is hosting this exclusive workshop that looks at contemporary issues around understanding and minimising risk in digital and multi-media investigations.
It will be run by Professor Gillian Tully, CBE who until February this year was the Forensic Science Regulator who led the work to implement quality standards for digital forensics and forensic science.
Our workshop will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to gain valuable best practice and advice from Professor Tully, who is an internationally recognised leader in forensic science, and to directly engage with her around this challenging but vital area of digital investigation.
Who should attend?
It is aimed at those working in a digital investigation or forensics role including Digital Media Investigators, Digital Media Advisors, digital forensics staff and intelligence analysts who are involved in RF surveys. It is also relevant for operational investigators working in a major crime role who want to develop and enhance their understanding of the role of digital evidence in their investigations.
The workshop will cover:
What are the risks in digital and multimedia examinations and how can these be minimised?
Cognitive issues: I’m not biased…
Technical issues: what could possibly go wrong?
Data issues: data loss, data protection, disclosure
Interpretation issues: what do the findings mean?
How can we expect the courts to treat digital & multi-media evidence?
When does digital evidence become expert evidence?
What do we need to learn from what has gone wrong in previous cases?
About Professor Tully
With over 30 years’ experience spanning research, casework and regulation, Professor Tully is an internationally
recognised leader in forensic science. Her current roles are Professor of Practice for Forensic Science Policy and
Regulation at King’s College London and consultant at Tully Forensic Science Ltd.
From November 2014 to February 2021, she was the Forensic Science Regulator for England and Wales. As an
independent Ministerial Appointee, she was responsible for setting quality standards for forensic science in the
Criminal Justice System and for advising and challenging Government. Gill has given evidence to multiple
Parliamentary Committees as well as providing expert evidence in courts in this jurisdiction and overseas.
With several granted patents, numerous peer reviewed publications and experience of taking research ideas from
inception to court, Gill has a record of effective innovation. She has advised the Government and multi-national
companies on bringing research to market and has collaborated actively internationally. Her current research
interests include improving the quality and effectiveness of forensic science and improving the interface between
science and the law.
In 2020, Gill was awarded a CBE for services to forensic science. She is a member of the Chartered Society of
Forensic Sciences and of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of
Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, an Honorary member of the Society of Legal
Scholars and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum.
9.20am-9.30am: Welcome and introduction
Part One – What are the risks in digital and multimedia examinations and how can these be minimised?
9.30am-10.20am: Cognitive issues: ‘I’m not biased’
10.20am-11am: Technical issues: ‘What could possibly go wrong?’
11.20am-12.10pm: Data issues: data loss, data protection, disclosure
12.10pm-12.50pm: Presentation and Demonstration from workshop sponsor Black Rainbow
1.10pm-1.50pm: Interpretation issues: what do the findings mean?
Part Two - How can we expect courts to treat digital & multi-media evidence?
1.50pm-2.10pm: When does digital evidence become expert evidence?
2.10pm-2.50pm: What do we need to learn from what has gone wrong in previous cases?
3pm: workshop closes
HOW TO BOOK
Cost: £165.00 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate). £295 + VAT Industry rate
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information.
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Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%).
The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.