Digital Forensics Careers Overview
Digital Forensics experts acquire, investigate, and report on the evidence of criminal cases. When individuals use computers to embezzle money, steal people's identities, hack into financial institutions, and commit fraud, it is the job of computer forensic specialists to investigate. This Digital Forensics specialization can help you obtain the skills necessary to use computer forensic software applications and gain an understanding of the diversity of computer crime and the laws and principals concerned with computer forensics and electronic evidence. You'll also learn how to discover data that resides in a computer system, and recover deleted, encrypted, or damaged file information. With this skill set, you can play a key role in identifying and prosecuting criminals.
DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field. Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.