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  NCJ Number: NCJ 214116     Find in a Library
  Title: Digital Evidence: How Law Enforcement Can Level the Playing Field With Criminals
  Document URL: HTML 
  Author(s): Nancy Ritter
  Journal: NIJ Journal  Issue:254  Dated:July 2006  Pages:20 to 22
  Date Published: 07/2006
  Page Count: 3
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This article describes the National Institute of Justice funded Electronic Crimes Partnership Initiative (ECPI) assisting law enforcement officers in solving computer crimes through the use of digital computer evidence.
  Abstract: Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Electronic Crimes Partnership Initiative (ECPI) is a multidisciplinary team of professionals committed to enhancing law enforcement officers’ ability to solve computer crimes. The initiative draws on the skills of a coalition of experts from law enforcement, academia, the government, and the private sector. Experts at ECPI teach police officers to solve computer crimes and develop digital evidence in crimes like rape and murder. Officers learn that computers can facilitate criminal acts and are trained to conduct more sophisticated investigations to build stronger cases. This article describes this NIJ funded initiative and its attempt to help law enforcement professionals use electronic tools such as digital evidence to fight crime.
  Main Term(s): Computer crime investigative Training
  Index Term(s): Evidence collection ; Police training ; Evidence identification and analysis ; Science and Technology ; Computer related crime ; Computer crime prevention measures ; Computer security training
  Type: Training
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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