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The discourse community of Computer Forensic

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The discourse community that I have chosen to research is the forensic computer community. I chose this community because of the way it intertwines with the culture and technology of today. Today, the only time anybody really hears about a computer forensic expert is in a courtroom or on a TV show. Even though it is not a fancy job, it still beats being a pig keeper. I think that one of the most important parts about this job it that it helps people, probably not in the way most people would like it, but it can help certain people. It helps especially in trials, when the prosecutor or defender needs evidence against the criminal to prove his or her innocence. It is the computer forensics job to look through all of the computer files, even the deleted ones, to see if there are any incriminating files that would prove them guilty. Even reporting them to the jury is one of the jobs that a computer forensic person might have. Not only does this community work closely with eh police force, they can also work within the FBI or a company that uses computers in their business like Apple. Th...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they chose the forensic computer community because of the way it intertwines with the culture and technology of today.
  • Opines that one of the most important parts about this job is that it helps people, probably not in the way most people would like it, but it can help certain people.
  • Explains that the computer forensics job is to look through all computer files, even deleted ones, to see if there are any incriminating files that would prove them guilty.
  • Explains that the community communicates via emails, reports, and meetings. the emails inform the members of the same department of what needs to happen or what is going on if they cannot make it.
  • Explains that computer forensic specialists use a special language that involves computer references and programs that are used with encoding the computer.
  • Explains that there are some conflicts with this community, like if the computer crashes, there might be a chance that you cannot recover after it crashes.
  • Explains that some people have to pay to have files retrieved, which can be difficult when there could be more wrong than just a deleted file. a computer forensics specialist looks at all of your personal files.
  • Explains that ity in this community is the department head, the lead computer forensic specialist, and the years of training required to become a department leader.
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