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Social Media Investigations

Early $225.00 ENDS JUNE 19
Regular (1 Months Left) $250.00 ENDS AUGUST 19
Late $275.00 ENDS SEPTEMBER 19

Location: Online
Dates: September 19, 2024 - September 20, 2024
Times: 10:00AM - 2:00PM ET
Fee: $250.00

Course Description
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Course Overview

Internet usage is a mandatory requirement of modern life.  Social media and social service sites have become an extension of daily real-world activities for many people.  And just like law abiding citizens, criminals post proof of their daily activities online.  The separation that people feel between their online and real-life activities is well documented, but this false assumption gives law enforcement an advantage in the investigations and prevention of criminal activities.

This course will explore the latest techniques for using social media sites such as Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram in drug, firearm and gang investigations.  Through a structured survey of available resources, law enforcement personnel will view, search and manage multiple open source sites and services in the search of criminals and criminal activities.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel at all levels, with an emphasis on investigations and detective bureaus and their supervisors.

Material Requirements
Portions of this course are hands-on and will require personnel to have a laptop with unfettered access to the internet (no site blocking software).

Day One

  1. Discussion of Social Media Applications
  2. What We Are Seeing with Investigations
  3. Discussion of Social Media Pros and Cons
  4. Jury Appeal and Social Media Evidence
  5. Deconfliction Issues
  6. Dealing with Posers
  7. Investigative Techniques (How We Do What We Do)

Day Two

  1. Current Best Practices
  2. Legal or Illegal?
  3. Case Studies
  4. Future of Wiretaps
  5. What Drug Causes the Most Violence?
  6. Recent Violence Over Amateurs
  7. Conclusion and Recap