Digital Investigation Challenge
Are you new to child exploitation investigations?
Are you looking for a refresher on conducting child exploitation investigations?
Are you looking to enhance your digital skills related to child exploitation investigations?
Are you just looking for a new challenge in child exploitation training?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you want to consider entering the Digital Investigation Challenge at the Crimes Against Child Conference (CACC). The Digital Investigation Challenge will present participants an opportunity to take a child exploitation investigation from the initial lead through to the presentation/preparation for prosecution. Each individual/team will receive a child exploitation lead and will need to take a series of progressive investigative steps culminating in presentation/preparation for prosecution. The Challenge will lead participants down an expanding path of investigative possibilities, highlighting the need for three-dimensional thinking.
We all become comfortable with specific investigative tools and techniques and the Digital Investigation Challenge will expand those tools and techniques and provide strategies for employing critical thinking in child exploitation investigations.
REGISTRATION FOR THE DIGITAL INVESTIGATION CHALLENGE IS FREE! ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN CONFERENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.
Attendees are encouraged to register as an individual or a team up to 4 people.
About the Challenge:
The scenario for this challenge is predicated on the fact that the individual/team are Crimes Against Children Investigators and have received a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Each individual/team will be provided the initial lead information during the initial webinar/audio conference during the week of August 9, 2021 (time slots for the webinar/audio conference will be provided the week of August 2, 2021).
As stated, each individual/team will receive the Cybertip report the week of August 9, 2021. Each individua/team must review the information and identify the appropriate investigative actions that must be taken. This can include obtaining search warrants for various online accounts, interviewing individuals, issuing administrative legal process for email/IP/subscriber information, and any other relevant investigative step.
Each individua/team will be provided a specific point of contact that will act as the investigative supervisor/prosecutor. The individual/team will submit all investigative and legal requests to this individual. If the investigative/legal request is sufficient, the individual/team will receive a response from the appropriate entity. Each individual/team will review received responses and determine if additional requests need to be made; if additional requests are made, they would follow the same procedures outlined above.
The first set of investigative/legal requests must be received by Aug. 27, 2021
The second set of investigative/legal requests must be received by Sept. 10, 2021 (if required)
The third set of investigative/legal requests must be received by Sept. 24, 2021 (if required)
The fourth set of investigative/legal requests must be received by Oct. 8, 2021 (if required)
Once the last set of investigative/legal requests is received, the assigned investigative supervisor/prosecutor will coordinate a case presentation. Case presentations will occur between October 12 and 29, 2021. The case presentation will provide an opportunity for the investigative supervisor/prosecutor to discuss the individual/team investigative strategy, highlight rationale for specific investigative steps, and seek to expand three-dimensional investigative thinking.
This Challenge will enhance your investigative skill set and set you down the path to increase your effectiveness in child exploitation investigations.
Individual/team points will be awarded throughout the challenge. The individual/team winner will receive FREE CACC registration for 2022.