skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 193984 Find in a Library
Title: NCTP Helps State and Local Police Combat Cybercrime
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:29  Issue:2  Dated:February 2002  Pages:84-87
Author(s): Richard Johnston
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines training programs of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership (NCTP), a high-technology consortium established be the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. The NCTP is designed to assist State and local law enforcement with electronic crime investigations.
Abstract: The National Cybercrime Training Partnership (NCTP) offers free computer-based, video and Internet training products, covering topics like investigating electronic crime scenes and preserving digital evidence. Its three-part training video titled “Cyber-Crime Fighting” was created as a law enforcement educational resource. The video examines the basics of electronic crime scenes and preserving digital evidence. The NCTP also produces and distributes “Computer Crimes on Your Doorstep,” a CD training course developed as a tool to guide public officials toward an understanding of cybercrime and its potentially devastating effect on consumers and businesses. The courseware includes presentations for law enforcement managers, criminal justice professionals, and community outreach. The NCTP’s Advanced Data Recovery and Analysis (ADRA) class is a 40-hour course that takes the investigator proficient with the basics of computer analysis into the complex technical terrain of computer forensics. It provides instruction on digital evidence recovery and offers role-playing opportunities for the presentation of electronic evidence in a courtroom setting. Based on the NCTP’s Basic Data Recovery and Analysis (BDRA) course, the ADRA class uses lectures and extensive hands-on teaching methods presented by expert instructors with law enforcement systems experience. Some of the training initiatives in development by the NCTP are a result of the data gathered by the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) that serves as a central repository for Internet fraud complaints. One program in development is the National Cyber--Forensics and Training Alliance. Analogous to a “teaching hospital,” the underpinnings of this program are to provide forensic analysis, a full range of technical assistance capabilities for electronic crime cases, computer crime training, and ongoing education to State and local law enforcement agencies across the country.
Main Term(s): Criminal investigation units; Surveillance
Index Term(s): Cyber Terrorism; Electronic surveillance; Police surveillance training; Specialized investigative units; Visual electronic surveillance
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.