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Seguimiento y análisis

Estudio piloto lanzado para

establecer nuevos estándares para

la evidencia del sitio celular

El Dr. Gill Tully, forense de ciencias forenses,

lanzará un estudio piloto para evaluar la

validez del análisis del sitio celular en medio

de las preocupaciones sobre la forma en que

las fuerzas policiales lo utilizan como

evidencia en los tribunales.

El Dr. Tully ha anunciado que un número no

identificado de fuerzas del Reino Unido y

organizaciones privadas ahora han solicitado

ser parte de los ensayos científicos iniciales que actuarán como precursores del estudio piloto formal para la acreditación de organizaciones que realizan análisis de sitios celulares. La escala de tiempo se ha visto afectada por el bloqueo actual, pero las pruebas se llevarán a cabo lo antes posible, y el piloto podrá continuar.


Dr Gill Tully

Tracking and Analytics

¡Exclusivo! Tres expertos líderes en

entrevistas de investigación

debaten las complejidades de las

entrevistas remotas en la pandemia


Para entrevistar a distancia o no, esa es la

pregunta: considerar la seguridad, la salud y

bienestar de testigos, víctimas y

entrevistadores por la profesora Becky Milne,

Centro de Entrevistas Forenses, Universidad

de Portsmouth; Profesor Coral Dando,

Criminal, Grupo de Investigación y Investigación Forense, Universidad de Westminster y Dr. Kevin Smith, Agencia Nacional del Crimen.

El bloqueo de la pandemia COVID-19 está obligando a todos a buscar soluciones novedosas y, a menudo, virtuales o remotas para lidiar con las interacciones cotidianas que normalmente serían cara a cara.


College of Policing offers career

pathway for cyber and digital


The Cyber Digital Career Pathway Project is a

College Of Policing led and Home Office

backed project to create Career Pathways 

and professionalisation for Cyber Digital 

Investigators across Law Enforcement. Senior

Project Advisor DI Alan Martin explains the

rationale behind the project.

The Cyber Digital Career Pathways Project was created in response to concerns that individuals working on cyber and digital investigations were leaving law enforcement for private industry. It was also highlighted that despite their skills, individuals working in this area were not recognised as specialist professionals.  In addition, there were incidents were the veracity of their evidence had been challenged in court.


Current picture of County Lines

criminality highlighted in new research

A new study of current county lines criminality has

been released by Professor Simon Harding who is

Director of the National Centre for Gang Research,

based at University of West London.

The National Centre for Gang Research has been

established to study youth violence and its causes

so we can inform and contribute to the wider

responses around the issue.

The Centre brings together key gang scholars and practitioners to research and expand our understanding on a range of key issues affecting street gangs, for example: the evolution of UK urban street gangs, changes in UK drugs markets, the impact of social media on gang youth, gang dynamics, weaponisation.


Landmark Bitcoin judgments

classifies cryptocurrencies as



In a case regarding a ransom payment

made in Bitcoins to hackers, who

encrypted an insurance company’s

computer system, the judge Bryan J

concluded that crypto assets such as

Bitcoins are property and can be the

subject of a proprietary injunction.

Litigation experts Steven De Lara and

Colin Grech discuss the implications of this landmark judgement.

In reaching his conclusion, the judge considered and endorsed much of the reasoning in the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce's legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts of November 2019.



• New technology used to convict man for

infecting police with COVID-19

• Fake coronavirus emails scams emerge

as worrying new fraud trend

• Europol report warns human traffickers

are finding new ways to lure victims

• Criminal network serving 50 years ‘bird’

for importing cocaine in chicken

• Home Office to publish paper into

group-based child sexual exploitation

• Interpol forms a global alliance to

highlight cyber threats during Pandemic

• National Crime Agency recovers

$8 million linked to international organised crime

• New software uses artificial intelligence to investigate human trafficking cases


New software uses artificial

intelligence to investigate

human trafficking cases


Investigators can now search multiple

hard-to-access online sources to detect

human trafficking activity using

cutting-edge new software.


The TellFinder software uses artificial

intelligence to search thousands of

hours of content to both identify victims and criminal networks on the deep web. As the deep web is a hidden area of the internet that is not indexed by standard search engines, it proves challenging for investigators to access.

Using the TellFinder software can help investigators identify patterns across postings from review forums, discussion boards and advertisements that they would usually find difficult or impossible to access. It is trained to decipher so called ‘messy data’ such as phone numbers and aliases giving investigators the ability to search across hundreds of sites.


Dark Web Investigations 

Authorship Analysis Techniques 
Online Training Workshop 

2 July 2020

10am - 4pm (BST)


Join the Investigator for this exclusive

dark web training event run by: Amanda Towler from world-leading dark web experts Hyperion Gray LIVE from the USA alongside Professor Jack Grieve, Corpus Linguistics expert from the University of Birmingham LIVE from the UK.


• Joint training conducted LIVE on Microsoft Teams from experts from the USA and UK

• A one-day event aimed at dark web investigators and other cyber investigators from across the world who are proficient at working on the dark web and who want to broaden their practical skills