The research objectives are to document and critically analyse the following:
This research is supported by the College of Policing Bursary Scheme
A questionnaire will be used to collect the primary data for this research. To analyse the perceptions of digital investigators it is necessary to specifically target them in a purposive sample. To achieve this, criteria will be laid out when seeking participants which outlines that they must be investigating cyber dependent criminality as a major element of their role. Participants working within local, regional and national digital crime units will be accepted. This will contribute to collecting data over a broad spectrum of experiences and knowledge. There are 50 participants being sought with a minimum of 50% response rate hoped for.The primary data will be analysed using software called Nvivo. This will be used to identify key themes and issues relevant to the Central Research Questions.