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FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis (Oct 2018)

This course covers the acquisition, examination, and analysis of many types of financial records, including bank statements and checks, wire transfer records, and business records. Topics include recognizing and investigating common indicators of fraud, using spreadsheets to facilitate analysis and pattern recognition, and financial profiling. There is a strong focus on presenting financial evidence in multiple modalities: spreadsheet data outputs, graphic representations, and written/oral presentations.

FC 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Nov 2018, Idaho)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

CI 121 - Cellular Records Analysis (Nov 2018)

This course is for officers, investigators, and analysts who encounter cell phone evidence that includes information external to the phone. Class concepts include instruction on how to request, read, and analyze call detail records from cellular providers, as well as how to plot cellular site locations to determine the approximate position of a suspect during a given period. No special hardware or software is required. However, this course focuses heavily on analysis; as such, a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is highly recommended. Students are provided with a free copy of the National White Collar Crime Center's (NW3C) PerpHound tool, which assists in the plotting of call detail record locations.

CI 101 - Secure Techniques for Onsite Previewing (Oct 30 2018)

This course covers the usage and configuration of two tools (Paladin/Autopsy and osTriage) designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value. Day One is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered on. Day Two is designed to preview a non-mobile digital device and export files of evidentiary value from a device that is powered off.

Students who bring an external USB hard drive (32GB minimum) will be able to leave with the same setup shown in class. Other topics include a detailed examination of the process of previewing: what previewing is, why and when it should be done, who can conduct a preview, and differences in procedure for starting a preview depending on whether a device is on or off.

Next Wednesday, October 3, the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will collaborate with the Hawthorne, California Police Department (PD) and law enforcement agencies nationwide to recognize the third annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. The mission of National Coffee with a Cop Day is to reduce barriers between police and the public and to increase public safety.

Tor, Onion Routers, Deepnet, and Darknet: A Deep Dive for Criminal Investigators

Many criminal investigators and analysts have heard of virtual private networks, proxies, and Tor. But, most would not feel comfortable conducting an investigation in which one of these tools was deployed. Similarly, both the Deepnet and Darknet are widely discussed but often not understood. At the same time, criminal investigators and analysts increasingly are required to conduct investigations and collect criminal intelligence information in these spaces or when these tools are being used.

Join the Police Foundation for the webinar “From CitiStat to GunStat: A Data-Driven Strategy to Address Gun Crime” on Thursday, September 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about GunStat, a national model designed to facilitate the provision of real-time information to law enforcement officers and prosecutors on the progression of felony gun cases through the criminal justice system.

From CitiStat to GunStat: A Data-Driven Strategy to Address Gun Crime

CitiStat was a data-driven management strategy designed to monitor and improve the performance of all city services in real time. Founded on the core concepts of Compstat, the CitiStat model involved a series of weekly meetings that focused on improving the effectiveness across city agencies to address complex safety issues. As gun crime became prioritized within the process, the CitiStat model was utilized to focus solely on the targeted enforcement and prosecution of felony gun crimes, and soon became known on a national level as GunStat.

Financial Crimes Against Seniors - Part 3 Webinar

A collaborative project of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Elder Justice Initiative, this webinar is the third in a series of three webinars based on the NW3C "Financial Crimes Against Seniors" class, and will include:

  • Responding to a senior call;
  • Prosecuting elder exploitation; and
  • Promoting awareness and prevention.

Presented by: Leann D. Pritt, Certified Fraud Examiner, NW3C.

CC 101 - Basic Digital Forensic Imaging (Sept 20 2018)

This course covers the fundamentals of computer operations, hardware function, and configuration, as well as best practices for the protection, preservation, and imaging of digital evidence. Presentations and hands-on exercises cover topics such as partitioning, data storage, hardware and software write blockers, the boot-up and shutdown processes, live imaging, encryption detection, and duplicate imaging. This course incorporates computer forensic applications that experienced practitioners are currently using in the field.

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