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Seminar Title:  
Cryptocurrency and the Dark Web Investigations

DATES:  1/23/2023 through 1/24/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Melissa Maranville

LOCATION:  Drury Inn & Suites near Universal Orlando Resort - 7301 W Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL  32819

HOTEL:  Drury Inn & Suites near Universal Orlando Resort - Orlando , FL  407-354-1101
$95 Single/Double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Melissa comes with almost 30 years of experience in the criminal justice field, either working, researching, developing, or delivering education and training. Her employment history includes a paralegal in criminal law, a booking, and intake officer cross-trained in forensic crime scene investigation, and a former criminal justice and criminology professor for almost 15 years. In 2000, Melissa assisted in training and educating the FBI's Evidence Response Team in crime scene collection of human remains and time since death at the University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropological Research Facility, the Body Farm. Her experience also includes developing and delivering mass fatalities and counter-terrorism education content at the Department of Homeland Security training division and the College of Forensic Psychology on expert witness courtroom testimony regarding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

Melissa researched, developed, and taught many criminal justice and behavior courses as a college professor and developed a SACS accredited "military accepted" college degree program for an online associate degree in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice. With a continued passion for understanding the criminal mind ,Melissa developed and presented training content for the International IP Crime Investigator's College (IIPCIC), a UL and INTERPOL initiative on the topics "The  Future of the Criminal Mind: Cryptocurrency and the Dark Web," and "Illicit  Activity in the Free Trade Zones." Melissa participated in expert panel discussions on cybercrime and criminal behavior.

In continuing her work, she DeVille and Associates, a forensic consulting and interagency training firm. She has been consulting and training focusing on illicit topics such as cryptocurrency and dark web, cyber forensic psychology, cognitive and dark psychology, cybersex predators, sexual deviance, and human trafficking. She has also been developing content and training online social media moderators on combating violence and predator behavior on social media and gaming platforms, as well as gathering cyber data on sex trafficking cases.

Melissa is a Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Her dissertation topic is "A Case Study of Ineffective Legislation: Moral Panic and the Sex Offender Registry." Melissa also holds a master's degree in Safety Management with an additional emphasis in Criminology and a bachelorette degree in Criminology with a minor in abnormal psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Lastly, Melissa holds many recognitions, Psi Chi National Honorary Society (Ph.D. level),Alpha Chi National Honor Society (Ph.D. level), recognition of research on "Violence Against Women in the South," nomination for a distinguished faculty member for five consecutive years, and a letter of commendation for dedicated work that resulted in the capture and expedition of a repeat sex offender.  



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Course Objectives

The criminal mind is constantly advancing as technology changes. With the development of the internet, came a new tool for criminals to conduct illegal activity. With the emergence of the dark web and cryptocurrency, criminals gained anonymity of their illegal day-to-day transactions making it more difficult to be detected by law enforcement agencies. Law Enforcement Officers and investigators encounter different people daily during routine traffic stops and investigations, including technologically advanced criminals affording them the opportunity to uncover crimes of anonymity. This course will focus on criminals and the dark web. Diving deep into the internet and anonymity of criminals, this course will assist in learning about the how the dark web and cryptocurrency function, different case studies will be offered to understand and learn about cryptocurrency and dark web criminal activities, and educating law enforcement on ways to detect general dark web activity during general traffic stops and investigations. Upon Completion: Participants will be able to: 1. Gain general education on cryptocurrency and the dark web 2. Understand the technological criminal and their victims 3. Learn about cryptocurrency and technology 4. Learn about the different levels and history of the internet 5. Understand policing and investigations of cryptocurrency and dark web a. What to look for during routine traffic stops and investigations 6. Learn about smart technology and digital evidence 7. Understand laws, search and seizure, warrants and subpoenas 8. Learn the differences between cybercrime and hackers 9. Learn how organized crime plays a key role in the dark web 10. Learn about case studies and how they relate to the dark web and crime 11. Understand how a coordinated approach can help rescue and protect future victims

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