E-Investigations Manual Released.
As cybercrime cybercrime
also known as computer crime
Any use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy. becomes more widespread and complex, investigating it becomes more difficult as well. A new manual from the National Coalition for the Prevention of Economic Crime (CPEC CPEC California Postsecondary Education Commission
CPEC Continuing Professional Education Committee
CPEC Coalition for the Prevention of Economic Crime
CPEC Close Precision Engagement Course
CPEC Central Power Electric Cooperative (Minot, ND) ) will make that task a little easier.
"Using the Internet for Investigations and Research" explains how the Internet and the World Wide Web can be used both for communications and as a crime investigation tool. Readers can peruse pe·ruse
tr.v. pe·rused, pe·rus·ing, pe·rus·es
To read or examine, typically with great care.
[Middle English perusen, to use up : Latin per-, per- sections on security, investigative techniques, and common Internet crimes Internet crime is crime committed on the Internet, using the Internet and by means of the Internet.
Computer crime is a general term that embraces such crimes as phishing, credit card frauds, bank robbery, illegal downloading, industrial espionage, child pornography, , as well as a comprehensive glossary of terms.
Allan Trosclair, executive director of the CPEC, says the manual was designed for those new to the Internet. "The goal was to make it usable for entry-level people involved in investigating activities using the Internet," he says. It was created in collaboration with the National White Collar Crime white collar crime n. a generic term for crimes involving commercial fraud, cheating consumers, swindles, insider trading on the stock market, embezzlement and other forms of dishonest business schemes. Center.
Jason Moulton, security director for the Seattle division of Safeway Food Stores, says that he found the manual useful when he taught an educational training session for law enforcement and private sector loss prevention officers. "The manual takes some of the computer terms that are used in the industry and converts them into a language that the rest of us can understand," he says.