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Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention National Training and T.A. Program: RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,200,000)

Information and communications technologies have enabled criminals to commit crimes with a degree of anonymity, exploit gaps in legal systems around the globe, conduct cyber operations, and attack targets anywhere in the world. Criminals have leveraged information and communication technologies to commit various cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crimes. These crimes pose significant threats to the economy, national security, and public safety.  

The applicant will provide training and technical assistance in the areas of Clearnet and Darknet marketplaces, online payment systems, digital currencies, and cryptocurrencies to further their illicit ends, advertise, sell, and exchange illicit goods and services, and facilitate and/or otherwise commit crimes in conjunction with NW3C to ensure not duplication. This will include capacity building efforts for criminal justice agents (i.e., law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges) on the Clearnet and Darknet spaces within which criminal operate, the crimes they commit, their methods of operations (M.O.), the tactics and tools they use to commit these crimes, and the ways in which these criminals can be identified, and their crimes can be investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated.

To build national cyber capacity, training and technical assistance (TTA) to criminal justice agents on cyber threats must be provided. This TTA must cover the Clearnet and Darknet spaces within which criminals operate, the crimes they commit, their tactics and tools, and the ways these criminals can be identified, investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated for their crimes. To help build national capacity in this area, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) are partnering to create a TTA program for law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges on new and emerging issues relating to economic, high-technology, white collar, and internet crime.

Date Created: October 28, 2021