Justice Information Sharing

IA103 Introduction to Strategic Intelligence Analysis (Jun. 29, 2021, Virtual)

This course introduces analysts to the broader concepts of connecting the dots through link analysis. A critical portion of conducting a successful analytical investigation is the ability to link together and understand the complexities of the connectedness between people and organizations. Introduction to Link Analysis expands on the basic principles of link and association analyses explored in the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training while building a framework for more advanced methods such as social network analysis.

IA102 Introduction to Link Analysis (Jul. 1, 2021, Virtual)

This course introduces analysts to the broader concepts of connecting the dots through link analysis. A critical portion of conducting a successful analytical investigation is the ability to link together and understand the complexities of the connectedness between people and organizations. Introduction to Link Analysis (ILA) expands on the basic principles of link and association analyses explored in the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) while building a framework for more advanced methods such as social network analysis.

IA101 Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (Jul. 13–16, 2021, Virtual)

This course addresses the critical need for well-trained intelligence analysts to interpret growing amounts of information. Topics include the intelligence cycle, analytical thinking skills, the importance of strategic analysis, communication and social media analysis, recommendation development, and legal and ethical issues. Students work hands-on with specialized software to synthesize information and develop various products of intelligence. The course was developed by a consortium that included the National White Collar Crime Center, Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis, and the Regional Information Sharing System.

FC201 Financial Records Investigative Skills (July 13–15, 2021, Virtual)

This course builds on the concepts introduced in "Financial Crime (FC) 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" and "FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis," introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Students conduct a mock investigation that includes interviews, data analysis, and the examination of various documents.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Jul. 20–22, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (July 20–22, 2021, Virtual)

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.

Webinar: Creating Buy-in: Best Practices for Collaborating with Referral Sources on Crisis Stabilization Units

Join The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance for their webinar “Creating Buy-in: Best Practices for Collaborating with Referral Sources on Crisis Stabilization Units” on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. Panelists with mental and behavioral health backgrounds will discuss crisis stabilization units (CSUs) or similarly designed models and ways to encourage buy-in for CSUs.

Speakers:

Dominique Burton, Project Associate, National Police Foundation

Briefings: Patrol Essentials for Treatment Court - 2021 Regional Virtual Lunch and Learn Training Series

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Drug Court Institute for Briefings, a training curriculum designed by law enforcement for law enforcement, including in-person training, virtual lunch-and-learns, and publications. This training provides law enforcement officers with some of the key tools to build an agency-wide understanding of treatment courts and diversion programs, develop standard engagement protocols, and improve jurisdictions' public safety outcomes. 

Webinar: Cybercrime Insights, Trends, and Investigative Strategies

From the perspective of the world's largest regulated global crypto exchange, this webinar will provide an introduction to Coinbase's Global Intelligence team, cryptocurrency, and blockchain investigations from an investigator who has been working with law enforcement around the globe for the last seven years. Presenters will also discuss trends in cybercrime, crypto money laundering, ransomware, and cracking down on the darkweb.

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