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Combat Crime With the Help of Law Enforcement Training Online
By: Trevor Mulholland
When people hear about the availability of law enforcement training online, the most common reaction is one of shock and
disbelief. In our minds, law enforcement is synonymous with police, and thus with firearms. And of course, learning how to properly
care for and use a weapon is not something that can be taught online, even with all the visual aids available nowadays. But law
enforcement does not always mean patrolling the streets or catching criminals. There are many different kinds of crime, and the
methods of combating of some of those crimes can be taught through books. Or, in this case, through the Internet.
The term "computer crime" refers to a crime where a computer is considered the tool, target or place where the crime is committed.
When a computer crime occurs, the case is not handed to patrolmen or detectives, but instead to members who are trained to
respond and stop the offenders in situations like these. It is not uncommon for these professionals to have undergone law
enforcement training online. After all, what better way to stop a hacker than to learn how he operates?
Training for this branch of law enforcement requires not only intricate knowledge of computer systems and how to use them, but
also some practice with programming languages. The fastest way to learn something is to find your way up against it, and that is
exactly what happens. Teachers put their students to the test and an online battle is fought during classes: who can hack faster than
the other? It is difficult, stressful, and it can not be taught out of books.
Of course, computer crime is not concerned with hackers alone. The branch includes fraud, theft, blackmail, forgery and
embezzlement and many more, as long as a computer is used at som