The world of crime has changed drastically in recent years, and with it prosecutors and police forces have been forced to evolve as well.
Whether it is acts of terrorism or fraud, the rapid advances in technology have meant that computers and mobile devices are very much at the heart of criminal activity. That means that investigators must be far more technologically savvy if they are to detect, prevent and prosecute crime.
In a recent article in the Guardian, Alex Marshall, chief executive of the College of Policing, commented: “When I joined the police force as a constable in south London 35 years ago, policing wasn’t that different to the job my grandfather and great-grandfather had done. Bravery earned the respect of colleagues, the copper on the beat was the linchpin of the service and I never saw anyone use a computer.”
He goes on to note that all this has changed – now digital skills are essential for the police force, as indeed they are for the criminals themselves.
Today, computer forensics is a vital part of a huge number of court cases across the UK. The information stored within these machines can reveal the extent of a crime and how it was executed – that is why Frenkels Forensics has computer forensic experts as part of its forensic accounting team.
Frenkels Forensics is instructed in many cases to produce a report on its own data analysis to prove precisely how an act of cyber crime – or crime involving some form of digital activity – took place and who was responsible.
For expert help with a computer forensics investigation contact Frenkels Forensics for an independent appraisal.
By Vitek Frenkel – find me via Google+.