Social Media Investigations
Detective School Module 07
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Social Media Investigations: Detective School Module 07
Class Description

Detective School is an 8 module, 32 hour school. Purchase all 8 courses for the price of 7 by clicking on "Bundle & Save" option before adding to Cart.

The Detective School module 5: Social media revolutionizes criminal investigations, providing law enforcement with a crucial tool to gather information efficiently. It offers vast data, aiding in suspect identification through digital footprints and profiling. Investigators can analyze online communication, predict criminal activities, and disseminate rapid updates. Social platforms also serve as virtual marketplaces for crime, facilitating evidence gathering and coordinated operations, including gang-related activities.

However, the benefits of social media come with potential risks. Criminals also use these platforms to target officers, posing a threat to officer safety. Law enforcement agencies must be vigilant in monitoring and analyzing social media activities to safeguard their personnel from potential harm “we all post the same stuff: cars families, license plates, kids, sports, schools, jobs, graduations and so on….”

Despite these risks, the collaboration with tech companies enhances investigative capabilities, making social media an indispensable resource for ensuring community safety and staying one step ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of criminal activities. By leveraging these tools responsibly, law enforcement can effectively combat crime while safeguarding their officers and communities.

This class segment is an introduction to the social media investigations. The class covers how to work with these companies to get social media data, why you need it, and what to do with the data once you get it.

Topics Covered:

  • Social Media Profiling
  • Digital footprint tracing
  • Gathering Evidence
  • Surveillance Support
  • Online Communication Analysis
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Location Based Investigations
  • Coordinated Crime Detection
  • Witness Identification
  • Undercover Operations
  • Criminal Activity Predictions
  • Rapid Information Dissemination
  • Collaboration with Tech Companies