Title: A proposal for curriculum development of educating and training Brazilian police officers in digital forensics investigation and cybercrime prosecution

Authors: Ilane Cunha; Jefferson Cavalcante; Ahmed Patel

Addresses: Laboratório de Redes de Computadores e Segurança (LARCES), Universidade Estadual do Ceará, UECE, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil ' Laboratório de Redes de Computadores e Segurança (LARCES), Universidade Estadual do Ceará, UECE, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil ' Laboratório de Redes de Computadores e Segurança (LARCES), Universidade Estadual do Ceará, UECE, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Abstract: The internet and computer systems are infested by cybercrimes. Like any other crime, it needs investigations and analysis to prosecute the criminal. It is against this backdrop that it is important to have educated and trained staff not only to fight cybercrimes but to comprehensively investigate them objectively for the purpose of prosecution. This article presents a proposal for the curriculum development, education, training and certified qualification of Brazilian police officers for preparing them to be as knowledgeable, reliable, efficient and effective as possible. The proposal presents two types of training and qualification: police officers as first responders who are likely to encounter cybercrime activities and police officers as cybercrime investigators and analyst as highly skilled world class investigator specialists. To meet this target, the proposal after presenting the background concepts and requirements presents, the syllabus and laboratory practical sessions for each level of training to evolve specialist investigators.

Keywords: cybercrime training; cybercrime investigators; cybercrime prosecutors; computer and digital investigations; digital forensic; computer forensics; security; security threats; privacy; curriculum development; syllabus development; accreditation; qualification.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2017.085195

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2017 Vol.9 No.3, pp.209 - 238

Received: 10 Dec 2016
Accepted: 20 Jan 2017

Published online: 13 Jun 2017 *

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