Chapter 11

Conducting Reactive and Proactive Internet Investigations

This chapter introduces the reader to the concepts of conducting proactive and reactive investigations. The chapter covers the importance of conducting thorough information and evidence collection early in the reporting process, a significant factor in successful reactive investigations. The concept of community policing via the Internet and online resources is also discussed. We also mentioned the growth of social media monitoring and its use as a policing tool. Additionally, the operational planning concepts related to Internet-based undercover investigations are covered. These discussions will help guide the reader, particularly those in management roles, to understand the ...

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