Authors: Wm. Blair Gillam (Purdue University) and Marc Rogers (Purdue University)



Since the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) released their Electronic Crime Needs Assessment for State and Local Law Enforcement study results in 2001, several critical strides have been made in improving the tools and training that state and local law enforcement organizations have access to. One area that has not received much attention is the computer crime first responder. This paper focuses on the development and current results from File Hound, a “field analysis” software program for law enforcement first responders that is currently used by over 14 law enforcement agencies around the State of Indiana. It has been successfully used in several cases ranging from child pornography to fraud.