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NCJ Number: 190037 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Protecting Children Online
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America

Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 1004
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides materials for use by students in a 5-day seminar on the nature of computer crimes against children and how they can be investigated and successfully prosecuted.
Abstract: The first module of instruction provides students with information on the growing problem of computer crimes against children. The presentation provides an overview of the issues of the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and the impact of computer technology as a tool used by sex offenders to facilitate their sexual victimization of children. The second module provides investigators with a fundamental knowledge of computer technology and communications as a foundation for the remainder of the course. The third module focuses on the tasks of the responding officer and investigator of child exploitation violations that involve the Internet. The emphasis is on initiating and conducting this relatively new and somewhat technical investigation. Using judicial subpoenas and search warrants, the student will learn about the critical elements to request from Internet service providers. The fourth module provides students with a comprehensive overview of privacy issues, search-and-seizure issues, and legal exposure associated with the investigation and prosecution of the computer-assisted sexual exploitation of children. The fifth module supplies the student from the large or small police department with a practical, non-technical approach to conducting an online child exploitation investigation. The sixth module identifies and explains the many resources that can be used in the successful investigation of computer crimes against children, including presentations from representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Exploitation Child Unit, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Customs Service. Practical exercises and evaluation materials and certificates are included. Computer diskettes for computer-assisted interactive learning are provided.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Pornography; Child Sexual Abuse; Computer aided instruction; Computer crime investigative Training; Computer evidence; Computer hardware systems; Computer related crime; Computer software; Computer training; Criminal investigation training; Curriculum; Police computer training
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