Using Social Networking Sites for Investigations
MySpace – Facebook – YouTube – Hi5
Sgt. Andrew Obuchowski of the Millville, MA, Police Department, is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, and a Computer, Cell Phone and Video Forensic Analyst. He is a member of the Massachusetts Financial Crimes Task Force, and the Regional Electronic & Computer Crime Task Force -Raynham, MA. In this DVD, Sgt. Obuchowski will explain how social networking sites work, and how law enforcement officials can use social networking sites for investigations.
Table of Contents
- Social Networking Sites: Free Online Database
- Background Investigations
- Prospective Employees
- Current Employees
- Criminal Activity
- Narcotic/Underage Alcohol Consumption
- "Party in the Woods"/"Parents on Vacation"
- Pictures Taken with Stolen Property
- Gang Signs & Tagging
- Sense of Anonymity
- Hide Age, Sex, Location, Picture
- Job Occupation, Income, Qualifications
- Hidden Interests, Hobbies & Life Events
- Easier to Make Statements when not Face-To-Face
- Ever Talk behind Someone's Back?
- iMake False Statements on the Telephone?
- Recent News
- Teens pose as females online to meet men; then attack and rob victims by gunpoint.
- False website created about police officer, depicting interest in young boys. Suspect was high school student previously arrested.
- Five families sue website for causing their children to fall victim to pedophiles online.
- Teenager with unusual online job occupation; selling drugs and using Paypal to accept payments.
- VA Tech Shooting – Parents used MySpace to communicate with students; cellular towers jammed.
- Five Leading Social Networking Sites
- Must be at Least 13 Years Old
- No Longer Need School Email Address
- Search Capabilities: Regions, Colleges, Workplaces, High Schools
- Upload Pictures
- Account Settings
- Email & IM
- Friend Requests
- Search: School, General Info, Email Address, Name
- Add Schools
- Search: General, School, Email, Name
- Craig's List
- Community Bulletin Board: Dating; Items for Sale; Jobs; Housing; Services
- Posting Menu: Jobs; Services; For Sale; Wanted Items; Events; Roommates
- 180 Million Users Worldwide
- Upload Pictures/Video; Link Pictures/Video
- Send Email/IM
- No Validation to Sign Up
- Surveys; Available from other Sites
- Free Service
- Personal Schedules
- Location/Schools: Search Schools by City
- Employment: Search by; Name, Display Name, Email Address, Zip Code, Area, Alumni, Ethnicity, Age, etc.
- Other Popular Social Networking Sites
- Xanga; Bebo; Live Journal; Friendster; MiGente; Black Planet
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