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Old 07-26-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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CT the digital forensics program/certification at MU isn't part of thtaduate CJ program. They are separate graduate programs. The Digital Forensics concentration is part of the Forensics program in the College of Science.
That makes more sense. It should really be a certification and not a specialization. Perhaps include digital forensic classes as part of a security concentration.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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CT the digital forensics program/certification at MU isn't part of the graduate CJ program. They are separate graduate programs. The Digital Forensics concentration is part of the Forensics program in the College of Science.
Thanks for clearing that up. There have been terrific advances made in the field of digital identification that have served to help that along, like the digital recognition research in North Central WV that made possible the license plate readers now being utilized by police agencies, and the continuing research into facial recognition being conducted by scientists at WVU in conjunction with the FBI. It is great that Marshall's program has been accredited. It would be nice to know more about the accrediting agency and the number of programs that have applied for that accreditation. That information might lend more support to recognition for the accreditation itself.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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FYI for anyone who is curious. WVU's bachelor's program is accredited but they either don't offer a master's in the program or it is not accredited.

Accredited | American Academy of Forensic Sciences
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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FYI for anyone who is curious. WVU's bachelor's program is accredited but they either don't offer a master's in the program or it is not accredited.

Accredited | American Academy of Forensic Sciences
WVU does offer a Master's but it isn't accredited.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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WVU does offer a Master's but it isn't accredited.
Well WVU is an accredited school, just not from some organization.

Anyway, WVU should drop forensic science major. It is just a way to part a gullible person from there money.

Why offer useless degrees?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Except that Forensic Science is needed in the world. So perhaps we should have college programs to teach people the craft.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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Except that Forensic Science is needed in the world. So perhaps we should have college programs to teach people the craft.
It is called science. It reached all of that. The forensic part is dumbing science down and giving a useless degree. Someone with a science degree can do everything a forensic major can do and much more.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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It is called science. It reached all of that. The forensic part is dumbing science down and giving a useless degree. Someone with a science degree can do everything a forensic major can do and much more.
Not necessarily cry, science is a VERY broad field. Someone with a computer science degree isn't going to have the forensic specialization skills that someone with a degree in forensic science. There is a difference. The difference is that they specialize MUCH more and know more details about the field than someone carrying a chemistry or biology degree.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Not necessarily cry, science is a VERY broad field. Someone with a computer science degree isn't going to have the forensic specialization skills that someone with a degree in forensic science. There is a difference. The difference is that they specialize MUCH more and know more details about the field than someone carrying a chemistry or biology degree.
This shows your lack of knowledge of CS. In CS they teach students the theoretical concepts and the theory about many elements of computing. It is very broad for a reason, technology rapidly changes. Forcing the students to specialize in one area, say Java is a recipe for failure.

In the case of digital forensics 90% of it is non-forensic related. Instead it is computer science, information systems or software engineering. The actual forensic part can be picked up in a few classes or with a little bit of training. The important part is understanding the computer not the forensics. If you understand how the computer works it comes easy.

Case in point i know several people in digital forensics with the government. They all are computer science or information systems. They learned the forensics in a few classes or 2 weeks of intensive training.

Forensics degree focus on the wrong part of actual science. That is why they are not taken seriously and are useless.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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I understand enough about computer science and information systems to be dangerous. While my degree wasn't in CS, i have aquired a CCNA. I agree that a computer science degree will open up many doors, but for you to say that a Forensics degree is useless. You are overstepping the boundaries. Can you prove that those degree's have no value?
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