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Criminal Law - cell phone data: A new forensic tool - Online CPD

NZ $121.00
Dr A Sathyendran
AnS Consulting Ltd

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Online CPD Module  l  Electronic Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 60 minutes 

With over six million cell phone connections and over 17.5 billion call minutes and texts used by New Zealanders in 2019, it is highly likely every criminal case has associated cell phone data. Yet cell phone data is rarely used by the defence lawyers in criminal cases. This module will give a taste of the potential cell phone data offers as a forensic tool in criminal cases.

When a new forensic tool emerges, there is lead time before it is widely used primarily because lawyers do not understand the potential it offers. In the case of cell phone data New Zealand appears to be slower than a number of other countries (eg America, the United Kingdom, Australia etc), as cell phone data is widely used in criminal cases overseas.

The New Zealand Police are increasingly using cell phone data to corroborate or dispute evidence as they begin to understand its potential. In contrast, defence lawyers are primarily reacting to Police use of cell phone data and in the process missing out exploiting the full potential of cell phone data.

This module will highlight how cell phone data can be used in criminal cases and will cover:
  • Modified versions of real examples that involved cell phone data are discussed to give you a taste of what it can do
  • How the police are using cell phone data
  • Typical use of cell phone data in defence setting
  • An overview of the collection of cell phone data.

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Learning objectives

After completing this module you will:

  • Have an appreciation of the forensic potentials of cell phone data.
  • Better understand how to use cell phone data to corroborate or challenge evidence.
  • Be aware of the pitfalls to avoid with cell phone data.


Author: Dr A Sathyendran
Published: 8 July 2020
Pages: 20


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