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NCJ Number: 166428 Find in a Library
Title: Computer Crimes: Investigations for the Twenty-First Century
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1997)  Pages:34-39
Author(s): P R Laska
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines police personnel and organizational qualifications needed for investigating computer crime.
Abstract: Before any agency begins investigating computer crime, it should: (1) identify its knowledgeable personnel and train them; (2) arrange for outside resources such as State investigative agencies, FBI, or Secret Service, to provide support; (3) build an in-house reference library that includes textbooks, software manuals and copies of various software; (4) provide investigators with tool kits equipped to handle routine computer maintenance; (5) join one of the organizations dedicated to the field; (6) teach investigators the requisite investigative techniques and legal parameters (e.g., privacy and wiretap issues); (7) consult with software manufacturers for technical support; and (8) educate and train personnel in investigative procedures, especially those techniques that may differ from traditional investigations, including how to identify and deal with computer system booby traps and camouflaged commands and files.
Main Term(s): Computers
Index Term(s): Computer abuse; Computer crime investigative Training; Computer related crime; Criminal investigation training; Criminology; Investigative techniques; Police computer training; Police training; Science and Technology; White collar crime
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