Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mini Course in Cell Site Identification (Pt1)

Mini Course in Cell Site Identification (Pt1)

Given the current economic climate I thought perhaps  students, examiners, law enforcement officers and investigators may enjoy learning more about cell site analysis but free of charge. The intention behind this is to enable communication of knowledge, skills and experience to the audience. Moreover this removes the barriers caused by dumbed down, streamlined or drip-fed information and, significantly, as technology is moving so fast the audience can at least assess the quality and value of information that maybe being presented with barriers applied to it. 

In order to achieve the above objective  of communication of knowledge, skills and experience, the mini course for the audience needs to start somewhere. I have chosen 'Cell Site Identification' and present one way of considering this aspect of cell site analysis in four images. The content in the images below is not a one size fits all. Instead, the aim behind the images is to provide a surface level view of topics to be consider which the audience can gain familiarity concerning Cell Site Identification. Let me be clear, I have included a few dead-man's traps in the content of the images. This has been done to enable members of the audience to see if these are noted at the outset or perhaps begin to hone skills of what to look for; learn to challenge information where information is delivered from behind barriers; disect opinion in a report in order to see if that opinion when disects and re-assembled stacks up and what possible alternatives there might be other than the opinion in the report that are omitted for consideration.

Occasions will arise during the mini courses where a point is reached where reference will need to be made to 'in the beginning' relevant to elements in the cellular system and, of course, evolution of elements. I didn't want to start with evolution for the first mini course because it could be too distracting, perhaps by introducing "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" notion, which can cause the audience to become too bogged down in historical debate.

Spend a short while going through the content in the images. See if you are familiar with any of the concepts or elements mentioned?  Spot any deliberate mistakes and/or deadman's traps? Take a cell site analysis report and see if any of the content below can be found in that report? These points and many others will be dealt with in the other mini courses to come.

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