Digital Forensics and Darknet Investigations

About the Director

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This website was developed by Dr. Diana S. Dolliver, associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Academic Director of the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Dolliver is a cyber criminologist whose areas of research expertise include studying the scope of criminality on the Tor Network, socio-cultural aspects of international cyber security and warfare matters, and drug trafficking/organized crime groups’ adaptation to cyberspace. Her key areas of research also include matters of digital forensics, police use of force, and technological adaptations by law enforcement. Dr. Dolliver’s expertise has been highlighted in multiple national and international news outlets, to include TIME Magazine’s November 2013 cover story “The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn, and Murder Hide Online.”

Dr. Dolliver also has training and certifications in mobile and vehicle forensics.

Dr. Dolliver teaches cyber-related courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including cyber security and warfare (graduate-level), law enforcement in the digital age (undergraduate-level), and digital forensic investigations (undergraduate-level).

Dr. Dolliver has presented her research internationally, to include multiple conferences in Poland and China. She is also a member of The Scholars Strategy Network, a network that seeks to “improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America’s colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizen associations, and the media.”

Follow her on Twitter @DLDolliver or LinkedIn!