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ERIC Number: ED405621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 11
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Instant Access in Forensics: Issues Created by the Internet and Electronic Information Systems in Forensic Competition.
Scott, Shannon
Although technology has created endless benefits for society, these benefits are accompanied by increased responsibilities and dangers. On-line research and the internet have completely altered the surface of forensics. Advantages of using the internet are the access to a wealth of information, which could constitute an equalizer for smaller educational institutions seeking to compete with larger ones, and the expediency of the information gathering. The computerized nature of the research also saves time for students by offering immediate access to information and printing copies. One concern is that many institutions have still not gained access to computers, much less become linked to the world wide web. Some of those institutions who do have access are unable to do so without charging the students for their usage. Other concerns are that use of computerized research could decrease the educational value of debate through a decrease in analysis and that some sources of information on the internet are unqualified and constantly changing. The majority of the communication which occurs on the internet is unofficial. For those who would like to limit the use of the internet as much as possible, it is highly unlikely that any real alteration in procedures will happen. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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