Computer forensics is not a new field, but it is receiving a lot more attention in light of a slew of television shows—and now college programs are responding to the need for training in the field, reports the Courier-News of Elgin, Ill. Law-enforcement agencies are finding more cases—ranging from child pornography to computer hacking to homicides—that require not only old-fashioned gumshoe investigation but high-tech exploration. To meet that need, Elgin Community College is launching a new degree and certificate program in computer forensics. The degree combines computer science and criminal justice for those interested in transferring to four-year universities. A...

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