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Crimes Against Children Conference 2019 Recap Part II: Digital Evidence On Multidisciplinary Teams

By Christa Miller, Forensic Focus Our first article in this two-part series focused on the technology associated with crimes against children: mobile peer-to-peer software; cryptocurrency used to buy and sell child sexual abuse material (CSAM); the virtual worlds where abuse might take place; and how technology can help reduce investigators’ vicarious trauma. In Part II, … Continue reading

Industry Roundup: Image Recognition And Categorization

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus The need for image recognition and categorization has never been more in demand thanks to the spread of extremist propaganda, child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and other illicit activity across the internet. Because of the sheer amount of material online, investigators assigned to these kinds of cases need ways to … Continue reading

Reducing The Mental Stress Of Investigators

by Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye  We recently met up with Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye’s new Law Enforcement Liasion in North America, and heard about his new role. Here, he explains how reducing mental stress for investigators is a driving force for him, one that led him to work for Griffeye, and why the mental health of investigators is … Continue reading

Evaluating Automated Facial Age Estimation Techniques For Digital Forensics

by Felix Anda, David Lillis, Nhien-An Le-Khac & Mark Scanlon Abstract In today’s world, closed circuit television, cellphone photographs and videos, open-source intelligence (i.e., social media/web data mining), and other sources of photographic evidence are commonly used by police forces to identify suspects and victims of both online and offline crimes. Human characteristics, such as … Continue reading

Classifying Illegal Activities On Tor Network Based On Web Textual Contents

by Mhd Wesam Al Nabki, Eduardo Fidalgo, Enrique Alegre & Ivan de Paz; Department of Electrical, Systems and Automation, University of Leon, Spain & INCIBE Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute Abstract The freedom of the Deep Web offers a safe place where people can express themselves anonymously but they also can conduct illegal activities. In this paper, we … Continue reading

The Investigative Challenges Of Live Streamed Child Abuse

Among the challenges facing digital forensic investigators today, the instantaneous nature of online communication is arguably one of the most persistent. Trying to investigate whether a crime has occurred, and if so to bring its perpetrators to justice in a space that is constantly changing, is no simple task. With the Apple App Store alone … Continue reading

Operation Endeavour: The Tip of the Iceberg?

In mid January 2014, reports began emerging of a cybersex ring that had recently been under investigation in the Philippines. Crime agencies across the UK, USA, Australia and the Philippines themselves have been working together since 2012 on a case codenamed Operation Endeavour, and recently results have started to be published in the media. To … Continue reading

Forensic Software in Child Protection Cases

According to recently released statistics from ICAC, an agency whose aim is to make the internet safer for children, only 2% of reported child protection cases are investigated in the United States each year. Often the media seize every opportunity to disparage forensics organisations, child protection charities and law enforcement agencies for not coming up … Continue reading

Cyberbullying – a growing concern in a connected society

Megan Meier was just twelve years old when the events began that would ultimately lead to her death. Like many teenagers, Megan had accounts on common social networks, including MySpace, where she first met “Josh Evans”. Ostensibly a sixteen-year old boy, “Josh” was actually an accumulation of Sarah, an old friend of Megan’s, Sarah’s mother, … Continue reading

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