Education & Training

Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training

Webinar 15: Electronic Evidence Part II: Data, Information and Knowledge

Electronic Evidence Part II: Data, Information and Knowledge
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In Electronic Evidence Part II: Data, Information and Knowledge, retired Chief of the FBI Laboratory's Computer Analysis Response Team, Dr. Mark Pollitt will present on the 2019 revised OSAC report: A Framework for Harmonizing Forensic Science Practices and Digital Multimedia Evidence. He will touch on the forensic process behind digital evidence.

Dr. Mark Pollitt served over ten years in the United States Marine Corps and Coast Guard as an aviator and intelligence officer, Mark Pollitt was appointed as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After serving for over thirteen years as a field agent, forensic examiner, and Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned as the Chief of the FBI Laboratory’s Computer Analysis Response Team. During that time, he grew the unit into largest and most advanced digital forensic unit in the world. During the last two years of his FBI service, he also served as the Director of the National Program Office for the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory Program.

Upon his retirement from the FBI, he began an academic and consulting career that continues to this day. Dr. Pollitt has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, the University of Central Florida, and Daytona State College. From 2003 until 2018, he operated his own consulting firm, Digital Evidence Professional Services, Inc. He earned a BS from Cornell University, a Master’s in Information Management from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and holds several professional certifications. Dr. Pollitt served for four years on the NIST Scientific Area Committee for Digital and Multimedia Sciences and the Advisory Board for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence at Iowa State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University’s iSchool.

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This webinar is designed for both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Attendees who complete this webinar will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education credits. The Stetson Office of Professional Education will work with each individual participant for reporting specifics. CLE applications will be made to Florida and other states per individual requests. Please email for further information and state specific requests.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-CP-BX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.