Part 1 Analysis
This assignment will assess the following module learning outcomes.
LO2 – Critically evaluate evidence discovered during analysis
LO3 – Apply investigative methodologies for mobile devices
LO4 – Make informed judgements about issues, research and new developments within mobile device evidence and investigation
A phone has been recovered from a suspect named John Wells who is believed to be involved in illicit activity. No further information has been provided by the lead investigator. An image of the phone has been acquired using UFED technology and you must identify the members of the criminal enterprise along with documenting illegal activities.
A link to the image is available to you on the Assignment Tab on Blackboard and you should start by downloading the report and the Cellebrite Reader software.
Part 1 Analysis.
1.Using the downloaded image and Reader Report complete Step-Action 3.1: Analysing Android Data which starts on page 127 of the 2020 January CCPA Coursebook which is available from the Cellebrite Learning Center. It is important that you use the correct coursebook – 2020 January CCPA book.
2.You should answer all questions, write and submit the answer. Where questions are not numbered, in order to help the marker identify the question your answer pertains to, you should repeat the question along with your answer. Where you repeat the question text it will not count towards the word count for the assignment. NB There may be numerical differences depending on how you interpret the data. You will not be penalised for these provided it is clear how you arrived at your answer.
3.You should make contemporaneous notes of all the activities you carry out and these should be submitted with your analysis. Your notes should be structured and give a clear indication of the work you have undertaken to arrive at the answers you submitted for your analysis
Part 2 Expert Summary.
1.Produce an expert summary suitable for use by the lead investigator of the case.
To be awarded a failing grade (less than 50%) your work will not have met the required standard.
The following (non-exhaustive) list contains examples that may cause your work to fail.
·Failure to complete the analysis exercises
·No contemporaneous notes
·No Expert Summary
To be awarded a pass mark (52, 55, 58) your work will be of a competent standard.
·All analysis exercises are completed but may contain some errors
·The report has an expert summary but it is not written in appropriate language.
·Relevant notes are provided but they lack structure
Your report structure and writing style will be used to determine whether you receive a low (52), mid (55) or high (58) pass grade.
To be awarded a merit grade (62, 65, 68) your work will be of a very good standard.
You must also:-
·All analysis exercises are completed with only minor errors.
·The expert summary follows the conventions detailed in the Cellebrite CCPA syllabus.
·The notes are well structured with a clear timeline.
Your report structure, writing style will be used to determine whether you receive a low (62), mid (65) or high (68) merit grade.
To be awarded a distinctive grade (74, 80, 87, 94, 100) your work will be of an excellent standard.
You must also:-
·All analysis exercises are completed without error.
·The expert summary is professionally produced and conforms to best practice.
·The summary is insightful, adds value and cross references the analysis completed
·The contemporaneous notes are comprehensive and clearly reference the analysis work undertaken
Your report structure, writing style will be used to determine whether you receive a low (74), mid (80), high (87), very high (94) or exception distinction (100).
Spelling and grammar errors will be identified within your report for feedback purposes. You should very carefully proof read your work and ensure that you don’t make mistakes. There are proof reading services available either at the University or online. Do not give your work to other students to proof read as this may end up with your work being copied without your knowledge.
Where work is not your own, you must acknowledge the original author. When using materials from other sources you should summarise their work into your own words, and build their opinion/material into your own report. Even if you have summarised the work of another person, you should provide a citation to the author. You should only provide long quotations when it the quotation is the important thing you are trying to communicate.