Creating and integrating a FLOSS product into UK law enforcement

Williams, J. (2018) Creating and integrating a FLOSS product into UK law enforcement. In: UNSPECIFIED, ed. Open Source Systems: Enterprise Software and Solutions. Springer. ISBN 9783319923741

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Open Source Internet Research Tool (OSIRT) is a free and open source software tool that enables law enforcement officials to conduct online research and obtain artefacts in an evidential and lawful manner. Over the past three years, OSIRT has seen growth from a handful of users within UK law enforcement, to a reach that extends to countries across the globe which also sees usage outside of law enforcement and beyond its original scope.

This paper will reflect upon OSIRT’s development, and discusses issues surrounding the development of a FLOSS product for UK law enforcement.

With cuts to budgets being made to law enforcement services, FLOSS software like OSIRT has an opportunity to flourish in this sector. To establish OSIRT’s and FLOSS’ integration into UK law enforcement, interviews, a small case study and questionnaires were conducted with serving police officers, police trainers and an IT administrator; all have experience with OSIRT.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open source research; open source intelligence; internet investigations; law enforcement; open source software
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA0076.75 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing
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Depositing User: Joseph Williams
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 08:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 08:39

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