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Successful Use of Online Social Networking for Investigations and Intelligence

This 2 day course provides students with an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how to integrate online information into investigations and intelligence analysis.

Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers will find this course beneficial.

Key Learning Points:

  • How to conceal the location from which the Internet is accessed when using online social networks
  • How to obtain free open-source information on suspects and intelligence targets using the Internet
  • What risks online social networking sites pose for undercover investigators
  • How criminal organizations use online social networks to interact, identify victims, and conceal their identities
  • Current trends in social media
  • How to prepare subject link analysis using social networking data
  • How the largest sites work, including Twitter®, Facebook®, YouTube® and Snapchat®

This course is ideal for analysts and investigators.

If you have questions about this training, please email Training Support.

About the Instructor:

Capt. Chuck Cohen has a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  He is the managing member of Cohen Training & Consulting and speaks nationally and internationally on the implications of online social networks in criminal investigations and criminal intelligence gathering. Capt. Cohen is a 20-year veteran with the Indiana State Police currently serving as Commander, Cybercrime and Investigative Technologies.

Supplemental Material
There are 3 OSNII classes currently scheduled.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 2 Days 1917 Meeting Room
Michigan State Police Headquarters
7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821-5002
Register $399.00
Thu, May 19, 2016 2 Days Room 135
Columbus Division of Police Training Bureau
1000 North Hague Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204-2121
Register $399.00
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 2 Days Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Department of Forensic (DOFS) Building
3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034-3830
Register $399.00

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