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Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382.
Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
Abstract | PDF
 
Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Training, 8 pages, NCJ 184931.
This document explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
 

OJP Publications

Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies Sixth Edition (May 2011) OJJDP, Report, 48 pages, NCJ 231619.
Describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases.
Abstract | PDF
 
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010) DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333.
This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
 
Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 228813.
This annotated bibliography on Internet crimes against children encompasses the findings of relevant major studies, surveys, and reports that evaluate research done in the past 10 years.
Abstract | PDF
 
Cybercrime Against Businesses, 2005 (September 2008) BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 20 pages, NCJ 221943.
This report presents the nature and prevalence of computer security incidents among 7,818 businesses in 2005.

Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? (December 2007) NIJ, Report, 20 pages, NCJ 215733.
This report examines the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the response to the problem through intervention and prevention programs.
Abstract | PDF
 

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Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Feb 28 2014 at 2:00PM, Parry Aftab, J.D., lawyer and child advocate who specializes in cyberlaw, cyberbullying and cyberharassment, cybercrime, and privacy, and Laurel Broten, public policy expert, lawyer, and crime victims advocate, hosted a discussion on Teen Victimization in the Digital Age

On Sep 26 2012 at 2:00PM, Hale Guyer, licensed private investigator and retired special investigator, and Jayne Hitchcock, President of WHOA and WHOA-KTD, hosted a discussion on Responding to Victims of Cyberbullying

On Jun 16 2010 at 2:00PM, Laurie Nathan, Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships NetSmartz Workshop, hosted a discussion on Preventing Child Victimization Associated with Technology

On Jan 21 2009 at 2:00PM, Michelle Garcia, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and Cindy Southworth, Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, hosted a discussion on Addressing Technology and Stalking

On Sep 10 2008 at 2:00PM, Dr. Jay Albanese, author of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It?, and Rachel Lloyd, founder and Executive Director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, hosted a discussion on Assisting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


Where do I report Internet child pornography?
Information about how to report child pornography (and other cases of sexual exploitation of childre... Read More

I am crime victim, how can I get help?
Help in your area is available from your State/Local Victim Compensation and Assistance programs. As... Read More

How do I report child pornography which I received via e-mail?
Information about how to report child pornography that was sent to you via e-mail can be found on th... Read More

What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


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Computer interconnectivity has brought us enormous benefits, but it has also led to criminal activities that exploit these connections for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, identity theft, and terrorism. In addition, the Internet may expose youth to the dangers of sexual solicitation, online harassment, and bullying, or allow them access to illegal or inappropriate content. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with crime prevention campaigns, protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

The following resources can be used to learn more about computer security, how to minimize the potential risks of Internet activities, and how to keep children safe online.


Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 pages, NCJ 239957. The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue (2012) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 100 pages, NCJ 238382. Through OVC support, this special edition of the American Probation and Parole Association's Perspectives provides a collection of informative, thought-provoking articles to support community corrections professionals in incorporating victims' rights and services into daily practice. This resource teaches readers that victims' rights to information, notification, restitution, and participation are an integral component of community corrections.
Abstract | PDF
 
Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Training, 8 pages, NCJ 184931. This document explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
 

OJP Publications

Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies Sixth Edition (May 2011) OJJDP, Report, 48 pages, NCJ 231619. Describes the federal services, programs, publications, and training sessions that address child sexual exploitation issues, child pornography, child abduction, Internet crime, and missing children cases.
Abstract | PDF
 
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress (August 2010) DOJ, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 231333. This National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction is designed to prevent child sexual exploitation from occurring so as to protect children from sexual abuse, trauma, and exploitation.
Abstract | PDF
 
Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies (October 2009) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 37 pages, NCJ 228813. This annotated bibliography on Internet crimes against children encompasses the findings of relevant major studies, surveys, and reports that evaluate research done in the past 10 years.
Abstract | PDF
 
Cybercrime Against Businesses, 2005 (September 2008) BJS, Report, BJS Special Reports, 20 pages, NCJ 221943. This report presents the nature and prevalence of computer security incidents among 7,818 businesses in 2005.
Part Of the BJS Special Reports Series
Abstract | PDF | TEXT
 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It? (December 2007) NIJ, Report, 20 pages, NCJ 215733. This report examines the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the response to the problem through intervention and prevention programs.
Abstract | PDF
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
 
The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.
 

Federal Resources

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 
NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Anti-Phishing Working Group
APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
 
Cyber Tipline
CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation.
 
CyberAngels
This large safety Internet organization offers educational programs and support groups for victims of stalking and harassment over the Internet (cyberstalking). Cyberangels, a program of guardian angels, also presents tips on documenting and reporting cyberstalking.
 
Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
This Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-sponsored site offers a free Internet safety and cyber citizenship educational program designed for 3rd through 8th grades.
 
Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA)
WHOA, a volunteer organization, fights online harassment by educating the public and law enforcement and empowering victims.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Feb 28 2014 at 2:00PM, Parry Aftab, J.D., lawyer and child advocate who specializes in cyberlaw, cyberbullying and cyberharassment, cybercrime, and privacy, and Laurel Broten, public policy expert, lawyer, and crime victims advocate, hosted a discussion on Teen Victimization in the Digital Age

On Sep 26 2012 at 2:00PM, Hale Guyer, licensed private investigator and retired special investigator, and Jayne Hitchcock, President of WHOA and WHOA-KTD, hosted a discussion on Responding to Victims of Cyberbullying

On Jun 16 2010 at 2:00PM, Laurie Nathan, Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships NetSmartz Workshop, hosted a discussion on Preventing Child Victimization Associated with Technology

On Jan 21 2009 at 2:00PM, Michelle Garcia, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and Cindy Southworth, Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, hosted a discussion on Addressing Technology and Stalking

On Sep 10 2008 at 2:00PM, Dr. Jay Albanese, author of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: What Do We Know and What Do We Do About It?, and Rachel Lloyd, founder and Executive Director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, hosted a discussion on Assisting Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation


FAQs

Where do I report Internet child pornography?
Information about how to report child pornography (and other cases of sexual exploitation of childre... Read More

I am crime victim, how can I get help?
Help in your area is available from your State/Local Victim Compensation and Assistance programs. As... Read More

How do I report child pornography which I received via e-mail?
Information about how to report child pornography that was sent to you via e-mail can be found on th... Read More

What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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Funding

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14th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime
Palm Springs, CA
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