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

This project will explore the social, organisational, professional and ethical concerns posed by digital forensic practices.

Key details

Lead institution
Principal researcher(s)
Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs
Police region
South West
Level of research
Professional/work based
Project start date
Date due for completion

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 employs an ethnographic analysis.

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