4.2 Case Study


A murder in a downtown office building has been widely publicized. You’re a police detective and receive a phone call from a computer forensics investigator employed by the police department. His name is Gary Owens, and he says he has information that might relate to the murder case. Gary says he ran across a few files while investigating another case at a company in the same building. Considering the plain view doctrine, what procedures might you and he, as public officials have to follow? Write a one-page paper detailing what you might do.

No journal or book references, only websites, such as www.google.com as references. 

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