Digital data and traces play an increasingly important role as proof in criminal cases. The volume, variety and variation of this data is growing rapidly.

Hansken, the open digital forensic platform

In order to interpret this data for optimal use in forensic research, there is a need for a system that helps categorize, analyze and give relevance to data. Now and in the future. Hansken is designed to give access to and insight in digital data and traces originating from seized and demanded material. 

The Hansken Community is a collaboration of international partners that work together in a constant process of optimizing the Hansken platform. To make it possible to categorize, structure and analyze data with the means of giving the proper relevance. And to solve the case.

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Digital data is becoming increasingly important for investigating suspects and as evidence in criminal cases.

With the number of new devices, apps, and channels growing rapidly, the amount of data also keeps increasing exponentially.

Investigators are challenged with quickly finding relevant information in this overwhelming amount of data.

Traditional applications typically cannot process enough data in a short period of time

And are often only accessible to digital experts.

Therefore, investigators often depend on these experts for searching through the data and finding evidence.

Digital experts, however, don’t really know the case and exactly what to look for, which causes delays in the investigation process.

Our solution? Hansken

An innovative data-analysis platform that makes massive amounts of data insightful, accessible, and searchable.

Hansken provides several advantages:

  • It is convenient for users with different backgrounds, such as digital experts, analysts, and case investigators.
  • The Hansken Academy offers courses for new and existing users to keep up with necessary skills.
  • In the Hansken Community, the Hansken users share knowledge and software and work together on future developments.
  • Organizations can build their own plug-ins and add other functions.
  • And because Hansken is an open platform, new techniques can be implemented fast.

Hansken provides trustworthy results that meet legal, forensic, and security requirements.

Hansken is a tool for and by governmental organizations in the field of law enforcement.

The growing international Hansken Community consists of law enforcement and security agencies. For example, police forces and Special Investigation Services. Other participants include the Public Prosecution Services, Forensic Institutes, and academia.

Because of this unique collaboration, Hansken leads the way in the world of digital forensic investigation.

Hansken. Investigate. Innovate. Share.

Want to know more? Visit Hansken.nl.

Upcoming events

National GGP-day - Dutch police

The 'Landelijke GGP-dag' (gebiedsgebonden politie) is a day for Dutch tactical investigators. It will be held in Noordwijk, the day before the Dex-XL. This latter is the annual two-day conference for digital experts of the Dutch police.

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DEX-XL 2023

Join us during the Dex-XL on 7th and 8th November at the NH Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout! The Dex is a great conference organized by the larger law enforcement departments in the Netherlands (Dutch police, FIOD, KMar, NFI), where all relevant current developments will be presented and where we will have a great opportunity to engage with the Hansken digital experts and users.

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4th Hansken Quartly (community only!)

Join us at the 4th and last Hansken Quarterly of 2023! We will rap up this year during a nice event at Beeld&Geluid in The Hague. Everyone is welcome! Full is full.

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