Cell Phone Data and Mapping
Managing and Mapping Cell Phone Data for Case Management and Prosecution
The amount of data retrieved during a cell phone investigation can be staggering. Call records and tower data generate hundreds of records in just a few days from a single phone, tens of thousands of records are not unusual. Managing this data (and visually depicting it) showing criminality, and making it “make sense” to others is the purpose of this course.
The course covers methods to view, analyze and present cell phone (and related data sets) data generated from current investigations. Through the use of specific case studies and prepared sample sets of data (generated from actual cases) students learn how to analyze and present data found in typical investigations. Special data sets (non-cell phone) are also presented as potential sources for evidence.
By the end of the course, students will be confident in their ability to manage and present digital data sets (cell and others) as evidence in court and in special hearings.
This class is designed for law enforcement officers at any stage in their career. Experience or training in cell phone investigations is not required. Students will be receive samples of data for use in the classroom during hands-on sessions. A laptop with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (version 2003 or higher) is required.