Seminars & Training

November 1 - November 5, 2004

MUFSC hosts National White Collar Crime Center's:
Basic Data Recovery and Analysis (BDRA)

Course Description:

In this computer-literate age, sophisticated criminals are using computers in their illegal activities. Advances in computer technology have provided criminals with a powerful tool. Reported incidents of high-technology theft and computer-related crime are increasing dramatically and successful investigations and prosecutions will be dependent on investigators' computer skills. This class will introduce participants to the unique skills and methodologies necessary to assist in the investigation and prosecution of computer crime. This 4 1/2 day course includes hands-on instruction and discussion about such topics as evidence identification and extraction, hardware and software needed to do a seizure, how to recover erased files, high-tech legal issues, and more. If you are a criminal investigator, prosecutor, or support staff whose duties include the investigation and prosecution of high-technology crimes and the seizure of electronic evidence, this course could be of benefit to you.

For more information on this course, including information about the prerequisite and testing requirements, go to

Training Information:

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Prerequisites: Specific Computer Skills
Lead Instructor: Ben Lewis

Prerequisite Computer Skills:

This class is designed for individuals who already possess a good understanding of computers and common software applications. In addition, many of the forensic computer applications used in the class are executed from the DOS command line, making knowledge of basic DOS commands essential.


"This was an excellent beginning course for computer crimes investigation. In today's world any police department of any size should have personnel trained in this subject."

"The was the best prepared police training course I've attended in years. The course material was presented in an excellent fashion by top-notch instructors."

"Each student having a laptop was good. Some classes I've been to, the student feels as if he is being talked down to because of his lack of knowledge. This was not the case with this class. It was well presented, on a peer-to-peer basis."