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International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management

International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management (IJFEM)

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International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management (4 papers in press)

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  • The assessment on the livelihood sustainability of tea smallholders in Central Java Province, Indonesia   Order a copy of this article
    by Megita Ryanjani Tanuputri, Hu Bai 
    Abstract: Tea agribusiness contributes on the rural community development in Indonesia. However, it is recently losing its competitiveness in global market due to low productivity and quality, while the uncertainties of livelihood sustainability influence smallholders effort to overcome those problems. This study aims to comprehend and assess the livelihood of tea smallholders in the rural area of Central Java Province by considering the inherent complexities of poverty. Moreover, this analytical study was conducted on four regency areas. The value chain analysis, business process analysis and sustainable livelihood framework were elaborated based on in-depth interview with the respondents. This study reveals that smallholders livelihood outcomes are remaining in the basic level to satisfy their basic needs, showing that economic sustainability on tea smallholders is an obstacle to deliberately achieve social and environmental sustainability. Therefore, this study reinforced that collaboration, coordination and participation among the stakeholders help to strengthen the overall supply chain.
    Keywords: Indonesian tea; tea smallholders; livelihood assessment; sustainable livelihood; tea supply chain; Indonesia.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2020.10042433
  • Knee problems and possible support for rehabilitation   Order a copy of this article
    by Ahmad Arsalan, Mohammad Fahal Yunus, Abdul Samad, Abid Ali Khan 
    Abstract: Knee problems like knee osteoarthritis/sit-to-stand transition around the globe are increasing due to ageing, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, etc. The prevalence of these problems is also high. Physical therapy, knee braces, and knee supports are preferred nonpharmacological and nonsurgical treatments for these problems. Proper equipment like knee braces, caps, and knee immobilizers help relieve symptoms of various knee problems, but people are still unaware of their effectiveness. Doctors and medical workers should find the best way to educate people regarding these aspects. This systematic review aimed to relate the importance of available methods for relieving pain in sit-to-stand transition with the prevalence of knee problems that cause such pain. At the same time, treatment with knee bracing has shown promising results to some extent, with which more research and innovation can be used to provide better care to patients with any knee problem.
    Keywords: knee osteoarthritis; ligament injuries; sit-to-stand transition; knee fracture; patella dislocation; knee braces.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2021.10049425
    by Masoud Hayeri Khyavi  
    Abstract: This research aims to use the strengths of three heterogeneous security natures to provide a solution to improve processes to achieve a security goal. Organisations concerned about digital or computer forensics capability, which establishes procedures and records to support a prosecution for computer crimes, could benefit from implementing an ISO 27001: 2013-compliant (information security management system ISMS). A certified ISMS adds credibility to information gathered in a digital forensics investigation; certification shows that the organisation has an outsider who verifies that the correct procedures are followed. A certified ISMS is a valuable tool when prosecuting an intruder or when a customer or other stakeholder seeks damages against the organisation. Security operation centre (SOC), an organisation or security unit handling a lot of information, requires a management complement, where ISMS would be a good choice. This idea will help to find solutions for problems related to digital forensics for non-cloud and cloud digital forensics, including problems associated with the absence of standardisation amongst different cloud service providers (CSPs).
    Keywords: information security management system; ISMS; digital forensics; security operation centre; SOC; ISO 27001:2013 Standard.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2023.10052987
  • Bridging forensic sciences and management: forensic assessment of technologies effectiveness pre-acquisition index for forensic sciences laboratories   Order a copy of this article
    by Alexandre Beaudoin 
    Abstract: The technological and scientific profusion in the forensic field places the modern manager in a difficult position. Indeed, the recessionary economic situation which strikes the world economy did not spare forensic institutions; the manager must ensure that he invests in techniques and technology that will produce the best possible return on investment. To support those managers, it is necessary to find a way to assist decision-making while taking into account the various essential factors whose importance is in constant competition for the decision-maker. The analysis of the collected data has enabled the development of a synthetic pre-acquisition analysis index, the forensic assessment of technologies effectiveness (ForATE), which makes it possible to bridge the gap between forensic science and management. There are two versions of the index: one for chemical techniques and one for forensic light sources. The ForATE index is available to users online for free through two automated applications.
    Keywords: forensic; ForATE; technological choice; assessment; technology; management; decision; manager; efficiency; risk.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2023.10057934