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NCJ Number: 228245 Find in a Library
Title: Examining Cellular Phones and Handheld Devices
Journal: Forensic Magazine  Volume:6  Issue:4  Dated:August/September 2009  Pages:12,14,16
Author(s): Don L. Lewis
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 4
Publisher: http://www.viconpublishing.com 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the challenges facing law enforcement in the examination of cellular phones and handheld devices.
Abstract: Today, cellular phones and handheld devices are found everywhere. These handheld devices can be as complex as small computers with their many capabilities. These capabilities can provide a wealth of information to law enforcement. However, like all forms of evidence, handheld devices require certain precautions to preserve their value for an investigation. In addition, like computer evidence, it is necessary to have proper legal authority to conduct a forensic examination of cellular phones and handheld devices. Due to the volume of different handheld models, firmware releases, and service providers, the examination of cellular phones and handheld devices can be a challenging process. This article discusses considerations for law enforcement in the handling and analysis of these devices.
Main Term(s): Telecommunications equipment
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Evidence identification; Evidence preservation; Telephone equipment; Transmitters-receivers
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