This 40-hour course is designed to provide investigators with the necessary training, skills, knowledge and practical experience to conduct on-line crime investigations. Instruction will also be provided on using the internet as an investigative tool including: internet protocols; LAN/WAN/GAN operations; e-mail tracing; and social networking sites as investigative resources.
The course includes:
Components of the internet;
How the internet works;
Laws relative to on-line investigations;
Review of crimes committed on the Internet;
E-mail and IP tracing;
IRC, FTP, and Newsgroups;
Overview of social networking sites,
Detection and prevention of internet crimes
Lecture, hands-on assignments and laboratory practice.
Students will understand crimes committed on the internet, use of the internet as an investigative tool, be able to conduct reactive and proactive investigations on the internet, and be able to use basic tools to gather evidence on the internet. Additionally, students will learn state and federal laws applicable to internet crimes and who to contact for additional resources to aid their investigations.
Students should be law enforcement personnel assigned to high technology crime investigation units, white collar crime units, fraud or forgery units, sex and vice crimes units. Additionally, any law enforcement officers with an interest in internet crime investigations may attend. Students should have the ability to effectively operate a computer in the Windows environment.
There is no cost to local law enforcement agencies. DOJ and local Crime Laboratory employees who qualify for this class must pay $1,229 for registration and materials.