Guidelines For The Investigation Of Computer Crime

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Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidelines for the investigation of computer crime.


In this essay I will be talking about the key guidelines when it comes to investigating computer related crimes, such as what kind of the sections and sub-sections the offence falls under when regarding the ‘law’. I will also analyse the principle that will apply when dealing with the collection data using the digital forensic unit to analyse the data, more so how this is used to make accurate judgment on why the data was in this location and what its purpose or intended use was. Furthermore I will address what kind the authority the ACPO are granted, and further dissect the responsibilities the chief commissioner has. Lastly I will be addressing one the biggest computer related crimes which Cyber Crime and how ACPO created a method for dealing with such crimes, such as dividing the crime into two different categories of Cyber Crime, and how they differ from one another.


The ACPO has been established since the year of 1948 ,it was then fully implemented officially in the England, wales and Northern Ireland. The ACPO stands for the association of chief police officers, it also consists of 43 police forces as well as the commissioner of the metropolitan police and the city of London police. The association its self brings together the various expertise of chief police officers from the united kingdom providing a professional forum of ideas , best
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