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Innovative ICAC Investigation Training

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The US Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is sponsoring a project in collaboration with Boston University, the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII), The University of Texas at San Antonio, Endicott College, and WestEd. The project aims to train state and local law enforcement agencies in new techniques to combat cybercrime, online child abuse, and sex trafficking. The program will introduce new dimensions in IoT forensics and cryptocurrency tracking investigation techniques and prepare law enforcement agencies to identify evidence of dark web dissemination of child sexual abuse material through cryptocurrency transactions.

Provider Organization

Boston University
Award Details


OSINT Investigation
Description: Learn essential skills for conducting successful investigations involving social media, data brokers, and open-source information. Receive hands-on training in internet basics, IP addresses, domains, and the latest social media platforms.

Darkweb Intelligence & Investigation
Description: Gain the skills to investigate criminal networks on the dark web, including link analysis, deanonymization of threat actors, and the use of software tools like Maltego.

Cryptocurrency & Financial Crime Investigation
Description: Explore fundamental concepts of money, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology, focusing on leading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Blockchain Forensics & Darkweb Investigation
Description: Master essential skills for investigating cryptocurrency across the darkweb and clear net, understanding the relationship between cryptocurrency and online child exploitations.

IoT Forensics
Description: Gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge IoT technology, including smartwatches, smart speakers, drones, smart TVs, and CCTV cameras.


  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors


Individuals in U.S. law enforcement agencies and prosecutorial offices can participate in the ICAC training.



Kyung-Shick Choi, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
[email protected]

  • Prosecutors Strategies for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases (CST-PRO)
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Trafficking
  • Training for Law Enforcement/Court Personnel
  • Program, Design, Planning and Partnership Development
  • Performance Measures

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Date Published: September 20, 2023