The Internet has greatly increased the vulnerability of children to those who would commit crimes against them. In response to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) legislation, law enforcement agencies have dedicated resources to educate the public of the threat, respond to ongoing attacks, and assist victims. A significant trend in the investigation of ICAC cases is the proactive masquerading of law enforcement agents as vulnerable prey in Internet forums. This approach has shown great promise, and agents who have mastered it possess valuable knowledge and skills that could assist others. The Predator and Prey Alert (PAPA) system, a hardware and software suite of tools, originally developed for proactive shadowing, assistance and direct manipulation of a cyberstalking victim’s computer, shows potential as a proactive forensic tool for ICAC investigations. This paper discusses the use of PAPA as a networked application to train law enforcement agents to investigate online cases involving the exploitation of children and teenagers.
- Proactive investigations
- investigator training
- Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) cases
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Aggarwal, S., Breeden, B., Henry, P., Mulholland, J. (2006). A Training Tool for Internet Crimes Against Children Cases. In: Olivier, M.S., Shenoi, S. (eds) Advances in Digital Forensics II. DigitalForensics 2006. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication, vol 222. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-36891-4_25
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