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NCJ Number: 211886 Find in a Library
Title: Angels of the Internet
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the work and services offered by Cyberangels, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization providing around-the-clock Internet investigation and education assistance to law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: Many police agencies lack the resources and knowledge to conduct Internet investigations of crimes such as cyberstalking, child pornography, and computer hacking. Cyberangels, which operates completely online and completely for free, offers assistance with Internet investigations that range from identifying the source of harassing e-mails to investigating child abduction cases suspected to have begun on the Internet to educating officers on how to conduct Internet investigations. The all-volunteer network is divided into specific divisions dealing with different types of investigations, such as the Law Enforcement Operations Division, which boasts over 200 law enforcement officers as volunteers, and the Net Education Division, which offers a variety of online courses related to online security, Internet investigation techniques, and online safety and privacy. Cyberangels is not associated with law enforcement and does not conduct undercover Internet investigations. Once offenders or online offenses are tracked through Cyberangels, all information is handed to law enforcement agencies to pursue. Cyberangels Law Enforcement Operations are currently handled through Other contact information is provided.
Main Term(s): Computer crime investigative Training; Computer related crime
Index Term(s): Nonprofit organizations; Volunteers
Note: From TechBeat, Winter 2001; downloaded October 26, 2005.
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