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Dark Web Investigations

Discuss and identify criminal offenses associated with the Dark Web

Course Overview

While most of the public is accustomed to Google and common social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, Law Enforcement officials are interested in a side of the Internet that criminals are increasingly turning to: the dark web. Here, subjects are involved in hacking, file corruption, trafficking, counterfeit software, and the exchange of restricted goods. 

Students who take this course will learn how to comprehend each level of the web, from the surface (Google) down to the "deep" or "dark" sections. The course also uncovers the criminal offenses and investigative techniques often associated with the dark web. 

Agenda
Day One

  1. History of the Dark Web
  2. TOR: its purpose, history, and other Tor Project activities.
  3. Hands on Tor browsing deep web surfing.
  4. Dark Web tools
  5. Bit Coin and crypto currency.


Day Two

  1. Criminal investigation into the Deep Web
  2. Originating a criminal investigation
  3. Follow through investigation of the Deep Web
  4. Presenting your findings in court
  5. Future Directions