Digital Forensics and Darknet Investigations

About the Director

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Dr. Diana S. Dolliver is an 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 darknets, the use of cryptocurrencies and transaction analyses, and digital forensics. Her key areas of research also include police use of force and technological adaptations by law enforcement agencies. 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, as well as cryptocurrency transaction analysis and investigation.

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), digital forensic investigations (undergraduate-level), and blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and criminal 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.