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Philo and Givens Provide Insight into Bombing Investigations

ECI’s Executive Director, Ray Philo, and UC’s Adjunct Professor, Austen Givens, who specializes in Homeland and Cybersecurity, were interviewed by Chelsea Rarrick from WUTR. Philo and Givens provided insight into the processes that take place in bombing investigations such as the ones that took place in Boston on April 15, 2013.

Givens stated that law enforcement and intelligence officials are under a lot of pressure to solve the case as quickly as possible. Philo stated that since law enforcement officials are very data driven part of the investigation will include combing thorough lots of digital evidence in the form of videos and photographs. Provided that the two Boston bombings took place during an event that was widely video graphed and photographed, officials will be able to comb through lots of evidentiary data.

Given cautioned however, that given the enormity of the crime scene at the two bombing sites in Boston, the smallest bit of evidence could be blown out of proportion by the media and individuals seeking to find the individual or group responsible for this terroristic attack. Givens also cautioned that investigators have to be careful about the information that is released to the public because it could tip off potential suspect or suspects…read full article


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