1st International ICST Workshop on Computational Forensics

Research Article

Computational Forensics: Towards Hybrid-Intelligent Crime Investigation

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/IAS.2007.84,
        author={Katrin  Franke and Sargur N. Srihari},
        title={Computational Forensics: Towards Hybrid-Intelligent Crime Investigation},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Computational Forensics},
        keywords={Biomedical imaging  Computer crime  Computer science  Data analysis  Forensics  Humans  Image reconstruction  Information security  Laboratories  Layout},
  • Katrin Franke
    Sargur N. Srihari
    Year: 2007
    Computational Forensics: Towards Hybrid-Intelligent Crime Investigation
    DOI: 10.1109/IAS.2007.84
Katrin Franke1,*, Sargur N. Srihari2,*
  • 1: Norwegian Information Security Laboratory, Gjøvik University College, Norway.
  • 2: CEDAR, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA.
*Contact email: kyfranke@ieee.org, srihari@cedar.buffalo.edu


In recent years, mathematical, statistical and computer science methods have found extensive application in developing new procedures for crime investigation, prosecution and the enforcement of law. Computer-based methods have also become important tools for performing certain forensic functions. Yet, knowledge and intuition of the human expert plays a central role. This paper gives a brief overview of the potential of computational methods in forensics. The state of the art is described, some practical examples are given and a viewpoint is expressed that the methods can be extended to functions that currently rely only on expert knowledge.