High Tech Crimes and Internet Safety:
Illinois Computer Crime Institute
The Illinois Computer Crime Institute was formed as a joint project of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board.
The Institute’s stated purpose was to develop and deliver a comprehensive computer crimes training curriculum to Illinois’ law enforcement community. To do this, the Institute’s Computer Forensics Specialists, who serve as members of the Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Unit, employ a hands-on training methodology utilizing a mobile training lab to instruct law enforcement professionals in the various facets of digital evidence recovery and Internet investigations.
The ICCI continues its mission by facilitating the development and organization of Illinois’ Regional Computer Crimes Enforcement Groups (RCCEG) and the Regional Computer Forensics Lab.
ICCI instructors also train state and federal law enforcement professionals, and serve as contract instructors with the National White Collar Crime Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.
ICCI staff have participated in public speaking engagements across the country, including the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and various insurance and banking industry conferences.