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Role of Cell Phone Records in Solving The Crime

The crimes have grown up in the society due to advancement of technology and high competitions. Since the people has been advanced and expert in committing the crimes. The level of such heinous has gone very high, as the people are evolving new methodology of latest technique to commit the illegal and unlawful acts. They are adopting latest equipments, highly sophisticated modern weapons and similar tools to carry out the crimes. These accessories have enhances the modernized offenses committing capabilities without leaving the identification mark. So, identification and verification of the such acts have become cumbersome and existing law, legal proceedings are finding no way to solve the offenses and judiciaries are quite incapable to provide the better justice to the victims in the absence of proper evidences and right witnesses. Current crimes are having the vast role of cell phones to determine and investigate the depth and seriousness. Cell phones are able to reveal some of vital information which would be a great help in the investigation of the crimes.

What are the cell phone records?

Cell phone records are the records of the all the incoming or outgoing calls, text messages, chat messages, MMS of an individual made during the hour of offense. These records include the phone numbers, time of call and duration of call and call charges for each call. The information of all these transaction is readily available to the cell phone service providers. These service providers handles the document of all the subscribers and these documents contains the information of call numbers, list of calls, number of international calls, numbers of the text messages, monthly charges or plans.

These records are considered very confidential and mailed to the subscribers on to the provided addresses. These service providers encourage the subscribers to set up online accounts. There are multiple use of opening an online account for the cell phone users like checking out the plan and monthly charges and other details. Besides, there are huge risks involved in obtaining online mobile phone documents. There is the danger of leakage of information or illegal retrieval of document by other person to get the information and used by them with the fraud intentions. It is essential to secure the vital information of cell phone records from the potential dangers. As recent study show that more identity frauds are coming to light in the existing environment, so it is prime effort to protect and secure and scrutinize the cell phone records for any error in the records.

How cell phone records are used in solving crimes?

Cell phone records are quite useful in the identification and verification of the crimes and related details. These records can bring out the any information or clue about the communication between the criminal and victim. In the present scenario, cell phone is taken up as the communication media between criminal and victim so these communication records have become the first step to investigate such acts, since clue less crimes has no other evidence or point to initiate the investigation. In such cases, a cell phone records becomes the prime tool to begin the investigation to evolve the contact details or any inter connection between the criminal and victims or to dig out the list of the suspect involved in the case, to commence their investigation procedures. Cell phone forensics has become the effective tool with the private investigators or the police personnel to measure the illegal acts. There have been the developments of the portable cell kits which can extract cell phone data from around 160 mobile phones at a time which might be useful to provide the records to the police personnel and other forensic investigation agencies. These techniques are quite useful in accessing the data or information instantly so it doesn’t take much time to collect the evidences and investigation team can clear the case without wasting much time.

Conclusion

It reveals that the cell phone records have become the effective tool in solving the modernized crimes where the missing marks are the big hassle in the process of investigation.