As the Internet continues to evolve, new layers populate where offenders commit criminal offenses. One such area is the Darknet. Participants will learn about the Darknet, how potential criminal activity is facilitated on the Darknet, and why this knowledge is crucial to investigating and prosecuting child exploitation cases. Additionally, participants will learn how to access other locations on the Darknet.
A child abuse pediatrician will present an overview of the medical evaluation for suspected sexual abuse. The presenter will outline examples of the different roles between physician and nurse providers stressing the necessity of specialized training regardless of degree and the importance of participating in ongoing education and case review for quality assurance. The presenter will also discuss salient features of how the exam is performed, how to interpret findings, and when/how the collection of DNA/laboratory specimens are collected.
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Sentinel Events Initiative takes a learning approach to error in the criminal justice system. This approach advocates for non-blaming, forward-looking, all-stakeholder event reviews of negative criminal justice outcomes, which might include a death in custody, routine police encounter that escalates to violence, wrongful conviction, or “near miss” in which a negative event is narrowly avoided.
The dark web is often seen as a mysterious and malevolent creature, built out of the myths and legends created by popular media and clickbait headlines. In reality, the dark web is home to a vibrant and thriving criminal ecosystem, with a resilient fraud trade at the center of the action. What is the dark web fraud economy? What drives it? What can we do about it?
This webinar will discuss the types of evidence that should be collected in response to a business email compromise/Office 365 email investigation. It will also discuss methods of email compromise (phishing, malware, brute force attacks, and external compromise/credential stuffing), types of data at risk, and commonly seen schemes.
Digital evidence has become an essential part of every legal matter, whether it be a criminal, civil, or internal investigation. Using a case study, this session will demonstrate the methods used to determine that an email submitted as evidence in federal court had been forged. The methods demonstrated in this case study may be reliably referenced when reviewing any questionable digital documents without the need for specialized software. This presentation will demonstrate the probative value of digital forensics in fraud investigations.
"Through the looking glass" is a metaphorical expression meaning on the strange side, in the twilight zone, or in a strange, parallel world. While the internet can be considered a strange, parallel world, it can also be an informative, interesting, yet scary place when conducting different types of investigations. There are various technologies and methods that you can use to protect your identity and information while conducting internet-based investigations. This webinar will illustrate these technologies and methods to keep you safe when investigating online.
This webinar will highlight the changes to the DF330 course and will focus on the advanced skills and knowledge required to analyze data on iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad) and Android devices. Students will use forensically sound methods and techniques to analyze potential evidence, employing advanced techniques to uncover evidence that was potentially missed or misrepresented by commercial forensic tools. Core skills include analyzing artifacts such as device information, call history, voicemail, messages, web browser history, contacts, and photos. Students will learn how to develop the "hunt" methodology for analyzing third party applications that are not supported by commercial forensic tools. In addition to finding data, students will learn how to analyze data by writing custom SQLite queries and will learn to use the terminal as a powerful tool in investigations.
In many sexual abuse cases, DNA or other traditional forensic evidence does not exist, and the outcome often depends on the abilities of a multidisciplinary team to maximize the strength of survivors throughout the investigation and at trial. A former prosecutor and an abuse survivor who recorded the perpetrator's confession share investigative tips, best practices for interacting with survivors, and trial strategies to dismantle the power dynamics of perpetrator and victim.
People living with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police. These interactions can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the challenges many communities face and will share real-world experiences in developing Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs to address them.