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eLesson: Cyber-investigations in social media

This eLesson examines how law enforcement officers can use social media to investigate criminal activities. It is aimed at practitioner-level law enforcement officers specialised in cyber-investigations, and aims to enhance the officers’ investigation capacity in order to discover and obtain electronic evidence from social networks.


eLesson: Use of social media by criminals

This eLesson consists of three topic chapters as well as a glossary of terms and abbreviations related to investigations on social media. Users can also check their levels of understanding by considering a selection of quiz questions. In more detail, the topic chapters are:

1. The phenomenon of social media: The widespread usage and other characteristics of social media that enable criminals to exploit it.



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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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Ó utca 27

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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
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