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NCJ Number: 235617 Find in a Library
Title: Examining Job Stress and Satisfaction Among Digital Forensic Examiners
Journal: Journal of Comtemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:May 2011  Pages:230-250
Author(s): Thomas J. Holt, Ph.D.; Kristie R. Blevins, Ph.D.
Date Published: May 2011
Page Count: 21
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the levels and sources of job satisfaction and work stress of digital forensic examiners.
Abstract: A significant body of research has developed focusing on the occupational reactions of police officers and criminal justice system employees. Few studies have, however, examined the way that digital forensic analysts working with computerized evidence experience and respond to work stress. This study addresses this gap in the literature through an analysis of job satisfaction and stress in the work experiences of a sample of 56 digital forensic analysts. The findings suggest that analysts experience a moderate amount of work stress, high levels of job satisfaction, and utilize prosocial coping strategies to deal with these stresses. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Forensic sciences
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Job analysis; Job pressure; Technical experts; Work attitudes; Work loads
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