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Cyber Cops in Training

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This article describes an intern program for college and high school students that enables them to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of cyberscience and its application in countering cybercrime.
This program is one effort to develop law enforcement personnel with expertise in preventing, detecting, and investigating computer-related crimes. The e-Crime Intern Program in Rome, NY, is sponsored by the CyberScience Laboratory (CSL) at the National Institute of Justice's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)-Northeast. The intent of the project is to involve college and high school students in learning about and countering e-crime while encouraging them to make it their specialty in law enforcement or private industry as a computer forensics analyst or similar profession. In addition to classroom work, the students perform full-time productive work, which could include heading up a special project or making a key presentation. Projects vary according to CSL's needs, but often include testing and tool assessments. Both the high school and college interns receive wages based on their experience. Recruitment for the program is primarily from students interested in or already studying criminal justice, information technology, or computer sciences, with a special interest in cybercrime. Students must have good academic standing and receive a recommendation from an instructor.

Date Published: January 1, 2004