Learn How Digital and Multimedia Forensic Analysts Address the Psychological Impacts of Disturbing Media Evidence

Join the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence for the “Digital and Multimedia Forensics: The Impact of Disturbing Media” webinar on Wednesday, August 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. During the webinar, participants will learn about the psychological impacts on digital and multimedia forensic analysts who review evidence from various criminal cases.

Technology has changed the type of evidence processed in criminal cases for law enforcement and digital forensics communities. Trends show an increase in audio, video, and image evidence of crimes. Additionally, most criminal investigations include more than one format of digital evidence. In some cases, multimedia analysts need to enhance audio/video/image evidence to better identify the individuals involved or context of a crime incident. Often, this may involve repeatedly viewing or hearing horrific situations, such as homicide, child sex abuse, and even torture.

Further, research shows criminal justice professionals can experience high levels of work-related stress, which in turn leads to psychological illness and high burnout rates among practitioners. Studies show that jobs in the criminal justice field have a significant effect on mental health. As a result, it is critical to identify successful interventions to alleviate burnout and poor psychological well-being for digital and multimedia forensic analysts. This webinar will discuss the psychological well-being, job satisfaction, and coping mechanisms of digital and multimedia forensic analysts exposed to disturbing media.

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View the webinar in the TTA Catalog.