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Part 1: Assist with an Investigation (5 points)

Your computer investigation firm has been hired to verify the local police department’s findings on a current case. Tension over the case is running high in the city. Prepare a one- to two-page report that identifies the details you need to ask the police investigator, and the procedures you should follow. Consider the test you might use to validate the police department’s findings. Then, outline additional steps you may need to take for this investigation to be successful.

Part 2: Evaluate a Code of Ethics (5 points)

Examine a code of ethics for a professional organization, business, or government agency (locate it using your preferred Internet search engine, if necessary), and then write a critique of it. In your paper, determine the entity’s priorities and whose interests the code serves. Focus on available improvements in two- to three-page paper.

Combine both components into a single assignment document.

Total Length: 3 to 5 pages, not including title and reference pages

References: Support your assignment with at least 3 quality sources. In addition to these specified resources, add your software and other sources used in your paper.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5, 6

Explore the roles and importance of digital forensics for investigations involving electronic equipment, software, and communications.
Recommend modern computer forensics tools to work with common desktop computer platforms.
Produce reports of the results of forensics.
Recommend proper procedures to handle witness and ethical considerations during investigations and legal actions.

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