Hey guys, welcome to my blog about the second day of courtroom training I did as an Expert Witness, with a professional law company. Some of you may remember I posted up a blog in early 2013 about my first day of courtroom training, if not you can find it here. I recently undertook my second day of training, which was incredible!
In Part 1 of this blog, I thought first of all, I would highlight what exactly an Expert Witness is and why it is wholly relevant for someone studying my type of degree (computer forensics). Alternatively, this could be really relevant for you no matter what type of profession you are looking to study in and take up, so stay tuned!
In Part 2 of my blog, to be released in the coming week, I’ll talk all about my great experience in the courtroom, some interesting and useful things I learnt, and much more!
Okay so – Expert Witness?? This is someone who is deemed knowledgeable in their particular field, and therefore an expert, who can be relied upon in court. An example might be a pathologist – the doctor who does examinations of bodies (post mortem) and analyses what they suspect to be the cause of death. If this information is really important to a legal case, then that person may be called upon to give evidence in the court.
What’s this got to do with computer forensics? Well – everything, really! If you are a forensic investigator, you might be hired out by a legal party to find evidence on digital media, which could help either prove innocence or guilt, or clear up some facts. This involves very precise, accurate work, in order to be accepted as evidence in the courtroom. The most important thing to remember is: regardless of who employs you, with a particular tasking – your duty is always to the court, and so you must reveal all evidence you find, regardless of who’s paying your bill!
As I said, this could be relevant to many other subject areas! You could be called upon as an engineer, architect, doctor, and many other professions, in order to give evidence to assist the court. And this is paid of course, quite well it would seem!
Giving evidence in a court of law can be a truly daunting thing – and this is why the training from Bond Solon, a professional law company, gives all the students studying Computer Forensics here at Glamorgan the ‘upper hand’ after gaining the degree and searching for jobs. When choosing which Uni you want to go to, one of the key things should be the extra advantages which will make you more employable, and for me, this was one of the many supplied by Glamorgan’s course!
I hope you all found this interesting, and keep your eyes open for Part 2 of this blog which will tell you all about the training I received! 🙂 Cheers guys, J
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