Texas Christian University Area Handle Cyber Crime

2899 WordsAug 14, 201512 Pages
Fort Worth Police Department In regards to how local police departments within the Texas Christian University area handle cyber-crime, the Fort Worth Police Department is one that was selected and focused on. Texas Christian University is located in Fort Worth, Texas; one of the largest cities in Texas and the 16th largest city in the United States. It is a destination shaped by its revitalized downtown, a world-renowned cultural arts district, beautifully preserved Western-heritage sites and major-league attractions. Fort Worth is the seat of Tarrant County, situated in North Central Texas and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (Fort Worth Police Department, 2015). As of January 1, 2014, Fort Worth’s population is estimated at…show more content…
The Digital Forensic division within the Fort Worth Police Department which deals with all cyber-crime, has been restructured and recognized as a specialized area of investigation. Although this may not be apparent online, it is one of the major components for investigation and criminal activity. A Detectives Perspective Two detectives from the Digital Forensic Department were contacted for an interview in relation to cyber-crime in Fort Worth and within the Police Department, their responsibilities and duties and personal insight. The first detective that was interviewed was Detective Randolph. Randolph is a twenty year veteran, who has worked six of those twenty years for Digital Forensics. The second detective that was interviewed was Chris Fernihough who has been working for the department for over fifteen years. Both researchers, Edirimanasinghe and Morrow agreed on conducting in person interviews with the cyber-crime police detectives for a comprehensive insight on how local police handle cyber-crime. Cyber-crime affects all areas and types of offenses; investigations can be conducted as part of a homicide or an individual(s) sharing child pornography. For
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