Following the Digital Breadcrumbs: Utilizing Technology in Sex Trafficking Prosecutions
Presented by Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas
The Internet is a haven for sex traffickers to recruit, advertise, and communicate with their victims. Traffickers frequently use mobile phones, online services, and nontraditional banking methods, which all present their own challenges to investigations. At the same time, these activities leave “digital breadcrumbs” to follow during an investigation. Investigators and prosecutors should work together to use the latest available resources to preserve valuable evidence that can be presented to great affect at trial.
This webinar provided practical information and investigative strategies that will assist in the identification, investigation, and successful prosecution of traffickers. It addressed how digital evidence can corroborate victim and witness testimony, support charging decisions, and reinforce evidence-based trial strategies that do not rely entirely upon victim testimony.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to law enforcement officers and prosecutors are encouraged to view this recording.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one (1.0) hour of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to view the recording of the December 12, 2014 webinar.
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