Developing Digital Forensics Expertise Competencies Through Courtroom Role-Play

Jarred Orfao, Wai Sze Leung

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In an era where digital crimes are escalating, the proficiency of digital forensics experts in both technical analysis and legal testimony is paramount. This paper introduces an innovative, problem-based learning approach to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in digital forensics students. Through a simulated digital forensics investigation coupled with a courtroom role-play, this exercise immerses students in the realities of digital forensic analysis and the intricacies of legal proceedings. Utilising Casey’s Case/Incident Resolution Process as the foundation, the exercise enhances technical skills and hones the competencies required for compelling courtroom testimony. The effectiveness of this educational approach is evaluated, demonstrating its potential to cultivate well-rounded digital forensics professionals equipped for the challenges of modern criminal investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security Education - Challenges in the Digital Age - 16th IFIP WG 11.8 World Conference on Information Security Education, WISE 2024, Proceedings
EditorsLynette Drevin, Wai Sze Leung, Suné von Solms
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783031629174
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event16th World Conference on Information Security Education, WISE 2024 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 202414 Jun 2024

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference16th World Conference on Information Security Education, WISE 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Courtroom Role-Play
  • Digital Forensics
  • Expert Witness Training
  • Incident Resolution Process
  • Problem-Based Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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