FEPAC Proposes Revised Standards for Digital Evidence Program

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the articles contained in the Academy News are those of the identified authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Academy.

Over the course of the past two years, the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) and a subcommittee comprised of educators and practitioner experts in the field conducted an in-depth review of the FEPAC standards as they relate to Digital & Multimedia Forensic Science. The review was initiated as a result of concerns expressed by the computer science community that the FEPAC standards did not adequately define the educational needs of students in this growing field.

At its recent meeting, FEPAC reviewed the proposed standards presented by the subcommittee and provide them to you for comment at this time.

As per current FEPAC Policies & Procedures 4.10, the Commission must give constituents an opportunity to comment on any changes prior to adopting those changes; therefore, you are invited to comment on the changes presented by the Commission. A side-by-side comparison of the digital standards can be viewed on the FEPAC web site, http://fepac-edu.org, under News & Noteworthy, entitled “Revised FEPAC Undergraduate Digital Evidence Standards for Public Comment.”

Please direct your comments to Nancy J. Jackson, Director of Accreditation at  njackson@aafs.org.