This 40-hour foundation specialty course provides new and experienced investigators with the necessary training, skills, knowledge, and practical experience to conduct a variety of on-line crime investigations. Instruction will also be provided on components of the Internet and how it works; using the Internet as an investigative tool including: Internet protocols; LAN/WAN/GAN operations; understanding e-mail and Internet protocol tracing, and using social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter as investigative resources. Students will receive 15-20 hours of computer lab time.
Lecture, hands-on assignments and laboratory practice.
At the conclusion of this course, law enforcement personnel assigned to high technology crime investigation units, other specialty investigative units, or Crimes against People divisions will have a good understanding of crimes committed via the Internet. In addition, personnel will have an understanding of how to use the Internet as an investigative tool, allowing them to conduct reactive and proactive investigations. Class attendees will be provided with commercial software (at no cost to the officers or their agency) to be used at their respective agencies to gather evidence using the Internet. Experienced detectives will update their skills, learn current state and federal laws applicable to Internet crimes, and the latest techniques to detect and prevent Internet crimes.
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 or any law enforcement officer with an interest in Internet crime investigations. Students should comfortably operate a Windows-based computer.
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.