Cybercrime is an important research topic nowadays and of course digital forensics are applied there. But in a murder, an assault or an investigation into a cannabis nursery, digital forensics do not spring to most people’s minds. There are other methods of investigation for these kinds of crime that is certainly true. But, experts say, why not combine them with digital forensics. With a GPS system found in the suspects car, it is possible to determine the other places he has been. And this could provide an insight into where other cannabis nurseries are. Or with the use of social media it is possible to quickly get an insight into who the possible suspects are in an assault.
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