Dark Web Investigations

This course is hosted by Northwest HIDTA.

This course gives a foundation and framework for investigating the dark web for narcotics, gangs, transnational organized crime, and other criminal activity. This is a practical hands-on course which provides the opportunity to become immersed in best practices for dark web investigators.  This course in non-technical, in that no prerequisites or prior training in code or script is required. Basic knowledge of search functions is helpful but will be reviewed.  Dark Web investigations, unlike traditional online investigations, add a new dimension of anonymity to the criminals using this platform. It indicates a higher level of sophistication and creates increased difficulty for investigators to detect, engage, and communicate. Training will cover evidence collection and chain of custody as well as documenting evidence in these investigations. This course focuses on drug investigations and criminal violations taking place using the dark web, including methods to investigate and prosecute.

To register for this course, please follow the instructions on the class flyer linked here.