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Combating Human Trafficking with Traverse Project and Austin Shamlin

January 19, 2024

Embark on a compelling journey with Austin Shamlin, the visionary founder of the Traverse Project, as he shares his personal connection to the fight against human trafficking. In Austin's candid conversation with ADF LEGENDS host, Bret Peters, he explores the limitations of traditional approaches and sheds light on the pivotal role financial disruption plays in this battle. Austin's insights unveil the importance of long-term investigations, global takedowns, and the significance of data collection in quantifying the problem of modern day slavery.

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Stop Victimizing Trafficking Survivors: Meet Joe Scaramucci

January 19, 2024

Human trafficking casts a dark shadow across our world, but in the face of its horrors, beacons of hope emerge. One such beacon is Joe Scaramucci, Director of Law Enforcement for Skull Games, who dedicates his life to dismantling trafficking networks and rescuing victims. In a recent conversation with Bret Peters on the ADF LEGENDS Podcast, Joe delves into the complexities of this fight, offering critical insights for law enforcement, communities, and parents alike.

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The Importance of Preservation Letters in Criminal Investigations

November 1, 2023

 

An important aspect of criminal investigations is maintaining a solid chain of custody and legal complaints when gathering digital evidence. A preservation letter, or a preservation demand or litigation hold, is a formal written notice sent by one party to another to ensure specific evidence relevant to an ongoing or potential legal proceeding is not destroyed.

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2024 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

October 31, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the ICAC Task Force program in 1998 to help law enforcement learn how to prevent, combat, and investigate Internet Crimes Against Children.  ICAC Task Force training is scheduled regionally across the United States each year. 

The ICAC conferences are excellent law enforcement conferences that are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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How Prosecutors Can Use MDI To Prevent Re-Victimization

October 4, 2023

Re-victimization in police investigations refers to a situation where a victim of a crime, particularly a sensitive or traumatic crime, experiences further distress or trauma due to the investigative process. Trauma can occur when law enforcement, intentionally or unintentionally, subjects the victim to actions, questions, or procedures that cause them to relive or exacerbate their trauma. 

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2023 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

February 2, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the ICAC Task Force program in 1998 to help law enforcement learn how to prevent, combat and investigate Internet Crimes Against Children.  ICAC Task Force training is scheduled regionally across the United States each year. 

The ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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How ADF Can Assist With Prosecutors’ CSAM Cases

December 1, 2022

Child sexual abuse material or CSAM has become the more common term for child pornography. The term accurately captures the reality of these images and videos. CSAM is distributed heavily through online channels. It has become easier for individuals to perpetuate these videos and images through multiple platforms. These platforms can include social media, online gaming, and email [1]. 

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Forensic Computer Triage Made Easy

October 27, 2021

The number of backlogged digital evidence requests has continued to rise over the years. The total number of backlogged evidence requests was over 570,000 in 2014 and every one of those requests is associated with a case that affects real people. This is why we love forensic triage, and why you should too.

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2021 National Cyber Crime Conference

April 14, 2021

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO) has announced the dates for the NCCC  2021 National Cyber Crime Conference (MASS.gov).

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2020 National Cyber Crime Conference

January 13, 2020

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO) has announced the dates for the NCCC  2020 National Cyber Crime Conference (MASS.gov).

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2020 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

October 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the ICAC Task Force program in 1998 to help law enforcement learn how to prevent, combat and investigate Internet Crimes Against Children.  ICAC Task Force training is often held annually within regions across the United States. 

COVID-19 Announcement: Due to the global pandemic, many conferences are being rescheduled. Please check the event websites before making any travel plans and stay safe.

The 2020 ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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Collect and Share Digital Evidence Files with Prosecutors

October 7, 2019

In this short How To video, digital forensic specialist Rich Frawley, will show you how to collect and share digital evidence files with prosecutors and third parties using ADF Software. This video is ideal for learning how to share evidence with prosecutors for review. 

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Why We Love Forensic Triage and You Should Too!

January 21, 2019

In 2009, the number of backlogged digital evidence requests in publicly funded forensic crime labs was 1,600. By the end of 2014, that number had risen to 7,800. While that's tiny in comparison to the total number of backlogged evidence requests (over 570,000 in 2014!), every one of those requests is associated with a case that affects real people. This is why we love forensic triage, and why you should too.

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Top 5 ICAC Task Force Conferences in the United States

December 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC Program) in 1998 as part of a national strategy to combat and prevent child exploitation.  ICAC Task Force training is often held annually within regions across the United States.  The exact dates and locations of these law enforcement conferences vary from year to year but below is a short list of the typical conference names and locations:

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It's Easy to Collect and Analyze Digital Evidence on Apple Macs & PCs

November 13, 2018

ADF's New Forensic Software Empowers Investigators and Prosecutors

ADF Solutions, the leading provider of automated forensic software for investigators and lab examiners, announced today the release of new software versions 1.4 for Digital Evidence Investigator, and versions 4.4 for Triage-Investigator, and Triage-G2 software.  

"We are very excited to be the first digital forensic software to parse macOS Mojave log files natively under Windows strengthening our macOS support", stated Raphael Bousquet, CTO, and co-founder of ADF Solutions. "In our world of fast and efficient forensic analysis, we strive to reduce data noise for the investigator. The addition of picture and video classification is a great step in the right direction!"

A precise timeline view links user activities with pictures, videos, and files of interest so investigators can quickly build a digital forensic report to share with prosecutors or other investigators.  The new version leverages enhanced automation and enables investigators to run in-depth digital forensics scans quickly.  The highlights of this new release for the investigative and forensic community include:

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