Federal Justice

The Benefits of Triage: How to Quick Start Your Digital Investigation

Learn the art of digital forensic triage - how to conduct an initial investigation quickly based on the scope of the investigation you are about to conduct. If 90 percent of cases can be solved with 10 percent of the data, let's get to that point early and make decisions on the need for further deep dive, due diligence, or peace of mind examination of devices based off facts.

To the Cloud! Get the Evidence You Need to Move Cases Forward

Some of the most important sources of evidence in a criminal investigation are also the hardest to get. An encrypted, password-protected mobile device can be useless if you have no way to get the password. Social media providers are infamous for their red tape, delaying your returns for weeks or even months. And, if you’re in a country other than where the provider is located, mutual legal assistance treaties can take years to process. Fortunately, there is a solution: obtain the evidence directly from cloud-based user accounts.

Law Enforcement Cyber Center: A Valuable Resource for Investigators (Webinar)

The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) was developed to enhance the awareness, expand the education, and build the capacity of justice and public safety agencies to prevent, investigate, prosecute, and respond to cyber threats and cyber crimes. It is intended to be a national resource for law enforcement and related justice and public safety entities. During the webinar, participants will review the website and learn about the many valuable resources that can be utilized.

Introduction to FinCEN (Webinar)

This webinar is intended for LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.

This webinar is intended as a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) overview. It will include information on products and services, Bank Secrecy Act records and information, and how FinCEN is used in investigations.

Presented by: James Emery, FinCEN.

Learning from Error in Criminal Justice: A Sentinel Events Approach

In criminal justice, a “sentinel event” is a bad outcome that might include a death in custody, routine police encounter that escalates to violence, mishandling of evidence, wrongful conviction, or “near miss,” in which a negative event is narrowly avoided. Too often, the criminal justice system fails to learn from these bad outcomes. Drawing inspiration from aviation, medicine, and other high-risk fields, the Sentinel Events Initiative (SEI) takes an alternative approach.

Aerial Data: Introduction to Drone Investigations (Webinar)

With applications from aerial photography to racing to delivery services, drones are becoming more and more popular in both commercial and recreational spaces. Criminal use of drones is also increasing, and drone forensics is quickly becoming an important subfield of digital forensics. This presentation introduces the history of drones and the ways they are commonly used, both legitimately and in relation to a crime, and focuses on the ways law enforcement can gather and analyze evidence involving drones.

Webinar - Introducing the Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse

The Public Safety Risk Assessment Clearinghouse (PSRAC), developed in partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center (Urban), is a new, one-stop online resource for comprehensive and accessible information on risk assessment for safer communities.

Introduction to FinCEN

This webinar is intended for LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.

This webinar is intended as a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) overview. It will include information on products and services, Bank Secrecy Act records and information, and how FinCEN is used in investigations.

Presented by: James Emery, FinCEN.

Virtual Currency Investigations: Fear Not the Blockchains

Blockchain technology is not only a disruptive new payment rail, but also is the next phase in the evolution of the Internet. This new technology presents unique investigative challenges for law enforcement and regulatory agencies of all sizes. This fast-paced class assumes that attendees have no prior knowledge of blockchain technology, but seek to gain a foundational understanding of it.

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