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Investigation of Indecent Images of Children cases: Challenges and Suggestions Collected from the Trenches

Franqueira, Virginia N. L., Bryce, Joanne, Mutawa, Noora Al, Marrington, Andrew (2018) Investigation of Indecent Images of Children cases: Challenges and Suggestions Collected from the Trenches. Digital Investigation, 24 . pp. 95-105. (doi:10.1016/j.diin.2017.11.002) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Previous studies examining the investigative challenges and needs of Digital Forensic (DF) practitioners have typically taken a sector-wide focus. This paper presents the results of a survey which collected text-rich comments about the challenges experienced and related suggestions for improvement in the investigation of Indecent Images of Children (IIOC) cases. The comments were provided by 153 international DF practitioners (28.1% survey response rate) and were processed using Thematic Analysis. This resulted in the identification of 4 IIOC-specific challenge themes, and 6 DF-generic challenges which directly affect IIOC. The paper discusses these identified challenges from a practitioner perspective, and outlines their suggestions for addressing them.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.diin.2017.11.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Indecent Images of Children (IIOC), Sexually Exploitative Imagery of Children (SEIC), Survey, Practitioners perception, Digital forensics, Digital investigation, Child Pornography.
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Virginia Nunes Leal Franqueira
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:08 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 12:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77174 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Franqueira, Virginia N. L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1332-9115
Bryce, Joanne: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9144-2899
Marrington, Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3839-6675
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