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Rob Bonta ~ Attorney General

Registering for: Computer Crime / Investigation of Internet Crimes


Class #: 9260-30591

Class Description:

This 40-hour ICI foundation specialty course provides new and experienced investigators with the necessary training, skills, knowledge and practical experience to conduct a variety of internet based investigations. Instruction will be provided on the various components of the internet and how it works; students will learn techniques to effectively use the internet as an investigative tool including: the investigation of historical data and the digital footprints available through the analysis of artifacts and metadata, understanding internet protocols; decoding of e-mail headers and IP tracing. Students will conduct live online investigations using social networking sites such as investigative resources. Students will learn how to configure an investigative computer with open source and commercial tools currently available and learn the latest resources existing to capture their digital evidence. Students will also be instructed on the creation of internet covert profiles and personas.


Computer Crime/Pre-Search course (D105).

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement personnel assigned to high technology crime investigation units, white collar crime units, fraud or forgery units, sex and vice crimes units. Furthermore, any law enforcement officer with an interest in Internet crime investigations. It is strongly suggested that students should effectively operate a Windows based computer.

Class Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, law enforcement personnel assigned to high technology crime investigation units, other specialty investigative units, or Crimes against People divisions will have a good understanding of crimes committed via the Internet. In addition, personnel will have an understanding of how to use the Internet as an investigative tool, allowing them to conduct reactive and proactive investigations. Experienced detectives will update their skills, learn current state and federal laws applicable to Internet crimes, and the latest techniques to detect and prevent internet crimes.

Class Outline:

Components of the Internet

How the Internet works

Laws relative to on-line investigations and digital evidence

Open-Source tools for online investigations

Review of crimes using the Internet

Dark psychology as it relates to criminal predatory and abusive behaviors

IP tracing IPv4 / IPv6

Tor, Dark Web, and website overviews and understanding

Overview of social networking sites and various tools used to capture digital evidence

Detection and prevention of Internet crimes


This is a POST Plan IV reimbursable course for POST reimbursable agencies, and travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Requests (TRR).

Instructor Martin Balcazar
Prerequisite D105 - Computer Crimes/Pre-Search

You can select a class from the list below for the date and location which is most convenient for you.

Start Date End Date   Status Location
06/17/24 08:00 AM 06/21/24 05:00 PM   Upcoming Humphrey's Half Moon Inn -- Map
08/26/24 08:00 AM 08/30/24 05:00 PM   Upcoming ATC CYBER CLASSROOM -- Map