Washington State Offers Virtual Worlds Crime Course to Law Enforcement

April 30, 2012 -

Local and State Law enforcement and parole officers in Washington are invited to take part in a one-day training program that deals with crimes in virtual worlds. The course is the result of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to Drakontas and Drexel University.

The free one-day course, "Addressing Crime in Virtual Worlds & Online Gaming Worlds," aims to help law enforcement personnel "identify, investigate, and prevent crimes involving virtual worlds and online video game worlds."

The course focuses on the economies of virtual worlds, communication tools within these worlds, the types of crimes you might see committed, sources of evidence that can be collected, techniques for seizing game consoles and portable gaming hardware, tools used to investigate virtual worlds, and legal considerations and procedures relating to these types of investigations.

You can learn more about the training course at access.wa.gov. The course will be given at the Vancouver Police Department - West Precinct (Community Room 2800 Northeast Stapleton Road) in Vancouver, WA Tuesday June 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT.

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Re: Washington State Offers Virtual Worlds Crime Course to ...

Considering all the stories about child predators on XBL and other online games, I think this is awesome.  The only thing that surprises me is that it took this long for law enforcement to realize this.

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