Utah Tech University

Digital Forensics Crime Lab

SPRING 2022 DATES CLOSED:

Monday, January 17, 2022, MLK Day
Monday, February 21, 2022, Presidents’ Day
March 17 – 18, 2022, Spring Break
May 13 – 19, 2022, Attending a conference
Monday, May 30, 2022, Memorial Day

Almost all criminal activity, in one way or another, will at some point produce evidence that is digital in nature. Even criminal activity that has traditionally not had a cyber-connection now regularly involves digital evidence. Email, voicemail, hard drives, digital cameras, and other electronic devices all contain evidence necessary for an investigation and subsequent prosecution. A statewide survey conducted by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs found that 97% of responding law enforcement agencies reported investigating crimes involving digital evidence.

The Baltimore Examiner reported in September 2010, “A rapid increase in computer crimes over the years has led to the need for technology in the field of forensic science. As a result, a new field in technology has emerged known as computer forensics and its demand in the job market is steadily increasing.”

Performing the work of a computer forensic examiner requires a mixture of investigative and technical skills and a strong knowledge of the legal system. The Digital Forensics Crime Lab (DFCL) is comprised of current and former law enforcement personnel and nationally-recognized experts in cellular telephony. The DFCL conducts analyses and extraction of data of cell phones, computers, and other types of digital media and provides the information to those requesting law enforcement agencies.

Contact

Mark Spooner, MSc

Director

Email: Mark.Spooner@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4440

Office: University Plaza D, 203A

Joan Runs Through

Assistant Director/Lab Examiner

Email: Joan.RunsThrough@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4420

Office: University Plaza D, 202

Kristi Jones

Support Specialist

Email: Kristi.Jones@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4428

Office: University Plaza D, 103