Digital evidence and digital forensic education

  • Goran Oparnica


Introduction by editor: I invited Goran to write about the need for education in digital evidence from his perspective: that is, somebody that moved into digital forensics in Croatia some years ago because of a need by his then employers. Goran is well aware of some of the excellent books on digital forensics, as well as the books written by lawyers on the topic. This is a polemic and a personal view from a person providing a digital forensics service in a country that does not have the luxury of resources that other, better off, countries have.


This article has been written in an attempt to convince the people responsible for the curricula that it is not possible to respond against organized crime without a substantial shift in approach towards digital evidence.

Index words: digital evidence; digital forensics; education; lawyers; judges; legal academics