The Importance of Social Media in Criminal Investigation Analysis

As a law enforcement investigator, you know that cracking communication patterns is key to solving cases and catching bad actors. You’ve been doing this for decades, subpoenaing and analyzing call detail records and using court-ordered pen registers and wiretaps on landline and cellular telephones. Now there’s an even larger avenue for interpersonal communications: the Internet.

The revelations that can be brought forward by looking into someone’s online presence, specifically their social media activity, may prove vital.

In this white paper, we will take a closer look at social media platforms and how valuable they can be in an investigation.