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Protecting Children from Online Predators: The Use of Covert Investigation Techniques by Law Enforcement

Urbas, Gregor


As the range of cybercrimes expands, law enforcement agencies develop new strategies for their investigation. One method being adopted by police in some countries is to exploit the same anonymity that criminals use to operate online and engage with actual or potential suspects using assumed identities. For example, police investigating online child grooming may assume the identity of a child or young person and engage in chats or email or SMS communication with a suspect. In some situations...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1177/1043986210377103


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