Tribal Justice Agencies

IA102 Introduction to Link Analysis

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.

Expanding basic knowledge of link and association analysis
Explaining the process of social network analysis
Understanding the visual mapping and mathematical components associated with link and social network analyses

FC201 Financial Records Investigative Skills

This course builds on the concepts introduced in FC101 (FIPS) and FC105 (FREA), 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.

*Money laundering. Methods of laundering money. Tracing illegal funds. Emerging issues. FinCEN.
*Spreadsheeting skills. Spreadsheet architecture. Formulas and calculations. Pivot tables.
*Working with financial data. Benfords law analysis. Disentangling commingled funds.
*Hands-on experience. Work a mock financial case as part of an investigative team.

Increasing Law Enforcement Effectiveness in Human Trafficking and Migrant Victimization from the Survivor's Perspective

Reports of suspected child sexual exploitation increased 35 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The network estmates that there are over 13,000 illicit massage parlors. Due to cultural stigmas, ethnic communities often fail to report these crimes making it harder to identify victims. The purpose of this presentation is to address the impact of cultural competency in victim services through understanding different cultural needs and beliefs, and how to serve child and youth victims and their families from these communities more effectively, using case studies.

Objective 1: Identifying migrant victimization.
Objective 2: Understanding different cultural beliefs among different races and ethnicities.
Objective 3: Enhancing effective culturally and linguistically sensitive and survivor-centered approaches.

Presented by:
Eileen Dong, Executive Director, Hope Pyx Global

Justice Clearinghouse Webinar: Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative: Diminishing Crime, One Community at a Time

Violent crime is on the rise in many jurisdictions, including rural communities. Rural law enforcement agencies are left to tackle these issues, often with a decreasing tax base, personnel shortages, expansive geographic territory, and lack of access to medical treatment that can make violent crimes more fatal than in urban settings.

Advanced Dark Web Investigations

This webinar will cover the various dark nets: TOR, I2P, ZeroNet, IPFS, LokiNet and explain the differences between them. Attendees will learn about various investigative methods to different elements of criminality that exist on these dark nets. A very cursory overview of cryptocurrencies will be covered and how the cryptocurrencies are the cornerstone of dark web commerce as well as the best investigative leads.

Presented by:
Keven Hendricks, Detective, City of New Brunswick Police Department

FC204 Combating Transnational Crime & Terrorism Financing

An effective financial investigation can disrupt terrorism organizations and interrupt, deter, or even stop operational terrorism activities before they can begin. In this three-day course, students develop an understanding of how financial systems are used to support terrorism activities and transnational criminal organizations. Students will work with tools and methods to investigate the manipulation of financial, communication, and business systems used for illicit purposes. Students will learn how to work with suspicious activity reports, crucial financial records such as Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) messaging, and records used in banking and money services businesses. They will also learn how to gather information and evidence on other means of value transfer methods associated with money laundering, the black-market peso and forms of trade-based money laundering, hawala, and other alternate remittance systems, and virtual assets (cryptocurrency).

IA300 Advanced Criminal Intelligence: Tradecraft and Analysis

This three-day course is dedicated to studying the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and how to formulate arguments in support of criminal investigations and intelligence. Students will learn about data management techniques and a disciplined process to clean and standardize data in preparation for analysis. The course will also explore several common investigative objectives, including the discovery of associations between people and entities, the correlation between unlawful activity and suspects, behavioral affinities, and predictions. The course will introduce the Enterprise Theory of Crime and how to use network analysis to formulate conclusions about the structure of criminal organizations, their players and roles, the identification of facilitators, charting of financial arrangements, and connections to unlawful activity. The course enables the production of valuable, accurate, and efficient logical inferences produced by collecting data related to unlawful activity.

FC203 Financial Investigations: Beyond the Basics

This three-day course covers the fundamentals of financial investigations and incorporates some of the more advanced processes that elevate an investigation. During this course, students will learn about investigative processes, practical tools, and sources of information necessary to plan and conduct financial investigations. The course begins with a description of the basic composition of elements within illicit financial networks and how they work to compromise legitimate business and financial sectors. Course material will describe government, regulatory, and investigative actions within the United States, and by international partners to detect and investigate illicit actors and networks. The course also includes considerations for investigation planning and promotion of creative thinking.

Criminal Use of Artificial Intelligence: Case Studies and Forensic Investigative Considerations

Miami-Dade County Police Department and Middlesex County NJ Prosecutor's Office team up to look at cases involving artificial intelligence supported criminal trade craft, challenges for investigations, and digital forensic considerations. This presentation will review illustrative cases studies, technical considerations and investigative approaches applied. The webinar will also examine other potential criminal tactics techniques and procedures where support from artificial intelligence is likely to present in the future.

The Modern Crime Scene: Beyond Video and DNA

Technology has changed the modern crime scene; keeping up with tech advancements and collecting pertinent evidence will continue to grow exponentially. This webinar will discuss the digital evidence that is available and what may be available in the near future. We will discuss cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other forms of evidence. We will provide a plan to manage the collection in an innovative, timely, and practical manner, from what can be done now with some tech to the ideal way of collecting digital evidence. We will discuss methods of corroborating evidence, writing legal process, and how to explain technology to judges and jurors, all while protecting people's civil rights and liberties. This webinar is designed for investigators, prosecutors, crime analysts, or those investigating crimes. No high-tech background is needed!

Presented by:
Kyle Naish, Police Officer, Springdale Police Department
Kevin Branzetti, President, National Child Protection Task Force