How Cell Phones Help Solve Crimes

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Roland Hill
2-26-13

How cell phones help solve crimes
How cell phones help solve crimes? This is the subject that I have picked for my research paper. The reason that I picked this subject is because I am fascinated with CSI stuff. I got interested in being a CSI person when I started to watch Dexter. The show was about a person who was a blood splatter analysts for the police department. I was hooked not only on the show but also the job. So when I went back to school I switched my major from business to criminology. I have taken one class on criminology already and loved it. When a crime is committed the police and the forensic officers gather all the evidence from the crime scene. Everyone knows about DNA evidence but there is other evidence that a lot of people either don't know or don't think about. That other kind of evidence is digital evidence. Digital forensic officers job is to collect all the data they can from cell phones, mp3 players, iPads, computers and any other kind of electronic that they can get information on about the crime that was committed. I will talk about the good and the bad traits about how cell phones solve crime and if it truly is a good way to solve crimes or if the police should change how they solve crimes. Cell phones are important in the crime fighting world. Cops use the data on them and other digital devices like iPods, iPads and MP3 players to gather evidence to help solve crimes. They use a device called a flasher box that takes the data off of the device and puts it onto the computer. Digital evidence is responsible for up to 90% of crimes that are solved. An example of how the police use the information off of cell to help solve crimes is when a guy named Reznick died on August 13 and within days, using his cell phone data, found two suspects responsible for beating and killing him. Another example was when detectives in Wilkes-Barre obtained a warrant to look at the cell phone records of a guy who hit and killed...
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