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Developing an investigative mindset for effective Digital Investigations, 4 July 2024


  • Operationally focussed workshop explores the importance of using an investigative mindset in digital investigations to ensure activity is strategically planned, focussed and the parameters of the investigation are defined


  • We’ll explore the definition of an investigation mindset and how it can be used in planning and carrying out an effective digital investigation.


  • We’ll look at the opportunities that are available and how to interpret and analyse them and incorporate them into a digital investigation strategy.


  • Exclusive template: We’ll provide delegates with a template to help them develop an effective digital investigation strategy


  • It is aimed at new to role investigators, digital media investigators, digital forensics staff and analysts who want to develop key skills as well as more established investigators who want to refresh existing skills.


  • Part of a brand-new series that The Investigator is proud to be running in collaboration with Cranfield University.


  • Cranfield University is considered a leader and innovative in digital forensics and investigation in the UK and internationally.  Dr Graeme Horsman lecturers and researchers in the digital forensics and investigation team will be leading these exciting workshops that bring latest research and projects to the frontline line to operational investigators and analysts.


They will also provide delegates with the opportunity to explore further study at the university as it runs a number of short courses in digital forensics.


  • Held online via Teams

  • Certificates of CPD available


Outline of the day

  • An operational overview of the investigative mindset and how it can be applied to digital investigations


  • Advice and guidance on how to use an exclusive template devised by Dr Horsman that can be used to plan your strategy and maximise evidential potential of digital data.

  • Where do the ‘digital opportunities’ exist and what do they look like?

  • Detecting

  • Identifying

  • Evaluating

  • Proving


We will also cover the following:

Forming digital reasonable lines of inquiry and the investigative mindset

  • This is a session that discusses the fundamental requirement that law enforcement must only pursue lines of inquiry that are reasonable.


  • Here we focus on ‘digital lines of inquiry’ and the steps we can take to be transparent in our decision making and justify that the actions we take in relation to digital data are reasonable.


  • We will also consider the concept of the investigative mindset, what it is and why it is important when exploring the potential relevance of digital devices and their data in relation to your inquiries.


Cost: £199.99 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate).  £299.99 + VAT (Industry rate). 

Group bookings: We offer various discounts for group bookings depending on numbers, please contact us for details.

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). ​The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

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