Running Head: CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATIONS
Cyber Crime Investigations
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CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATIONS
In regards to cases involving computers as well as other electronic devices, the consent of
the owner of computer is required before accessing the information on the personal device. The
Fourth Amendment of the American constitution limits the ability of law enforcement officers
and other government investigators when carrying out searches for evidence. Just like any other
private commodity such as Rudolph’s house, the court applies the same privacy requirements for
accessing the personal computers as any other commodity regarded private (Kerr, 2005). For
example, in the case of Rudolph, his house was regarded a private property and the search of the
property without his consent constituted a warrantless search as well as a violation of privacy.
Consequently, the evidence seized from this search was regarded by the Court of Appeal to be
inadmissible in the court as incriminating evidence.
The same case applies to the case of computers that are in possession of digital evidence.
The court applies the same rule as with any ot...