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Educating stakeholders about crimes committed using hand-held devices initiative.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $986,976)

The BJA Electronic and Cyber Crime National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program serves the nation's communities by providing training and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials; intelligence analysts; prosecutors; fusion center staff; and other criminal justice entities on preventing, investigating, and responding to electronic, cyber, and high tech crimes. This program will serve as a key resource to identify new and emerging issues in the areas of electronic, cyber, and high tech crimes. It is also intended to address the training needs of small and underserved agencies in rural and remote jurisdictions across the nation that are responsible for preventing, investigating and responding to these crimes.

Drakontas LLC., in partnership with Drexel University and BK Forensics, will expand and enhance current initiatives designed to educate law enforcement, prosecutors, and other relevant stakeholders about crimes committed using hand-held devices. The project design focuses on four objectives: adapting existing content and developing new materials for training and stakeholder education regarding preventing and responding to crimes committed using hand-held devices; leveraging Drexel University's web-based distance learning environment "Blackboard" to enable the broadest possible delivery of content; delivering a train-the-trainer program to complement the online learning experience and help state and local jurisdictions leverage online content; and integrating pre- and post-session assessments to facilitate reports BJA on the impact of the training provided to stakeholders and to drive changes in curricula and educational materials.


Date Created: September 6, 2011