Fighting to Uncover the Evidence

When recent Notre Dame graduate Christina Casino started as an intern in the Cyber Crimes Unit three years ago, she did not expect the stark reality she confronted in her second week on the job.

She went with the police to serve a warrant at the home of a suspected child pornographer. After the team secured the house — and made the owner put on some clothes — Casino entered to collect technological evidence: computers, phones, thumb drives and more.

“We had to wear Hazmat suits with facemasks and Vicks under our noses,” Casino said. “It was repulsive, feces everywhere, no power, no water. The smell was so bad. I was afraid there was going to be a dead animal.”

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The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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September 14, 2019

Science and TechnologyCollege of Arts and LettersCollege of EngineeringCommunityDataDigest207Digital ForensicsIdzik Computing and Digital Technologies ProgramInternetMitch KajzerUniversity of Notre Dame