Justice Information Sharing

The National Institute of Justice’s recent publication, Notes from the Field, includes a series of articles describing various approaches for law enforcement to handle scenarios in which they lack the research and evidence needed to influence their policies, practices, and work. In many instances, practitioners in the field experience situations – sometimes potentially volatile – where they must quickly make decisions when they do not have enough information.

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist

This webinar will focus on four separate incidents that occurred from 2007 to 2012, including three first-degree rapes, a first-degree sex assault, and an attempted first-degree sex assault. These five cases were all committed by the same suspect, and DNA evidence connected four of these five incidents.

Busting Bitcoin Bandits

An underground movement of hackers is taking over victims' telephones and draining their financial accounts! In the past 12 months, a California high-tech task force named REACT has identified more than 800 victims and nearly $50 million in losses of cash and cryptocurrency. Please join Santa Clara County, California Prosecutor Erin West and District Attorney Investigator David Berry as they explain this phenomenon known as sim-swapping and detail how the hackers are able to access phones, hijack social media, and ultimately steal millions of dollars. The presenters will take a look at this new class of criminals and identify ways to protect people against this growing crime wave.

DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools (Sept 2019)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to perform a limited digital forensic examination, validate hardware and software tools, and effectively use digital forensic suites and specialized tools. The course begins with a detailed review of the digital forensic examination process, including documentation, case management, evidence handling, validation, and virtualization. Students learn to use today's leading commercial and open source digital forensic suites: Magnet Axiom, X-ways Forensic, and Autopsy. Instruction on each suite will include an interface overview, configuration, hashing, file signature analysis, keyword searching, data carving, bookmarking, and report creation. 

DF102 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Previewing (Sept 2019, Maryland)

This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to preview the most commonly encountered forms of digital evidence. The course covers Windows-based and macOS-based computers, mobile devices, and removable storage media. In a combination of lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, instructors introduce the previewing process, legal considerations, live previewing, and dead-box previewing. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial third-party previewing tools that are in current use by practitioners in the field.

Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Working with Victims (Part I)

Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get you that much further with this population. This webinar will examine why being self-aware of our own judgments, beliefs and attitudes is so important in our work with victims. More importantly, it is this awareness that could have a profound impact on our work within this field – it could be the difference between life or death for the victims we serve.

Self-Care for Justice Professionals

This webinar will begin by discussing the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body and present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. The presentation will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for them. The webinar will end with guidance on developing a personalized self-care plan.

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