Social Networking Sites and Investigations

Information available on social networking sites like has the potential to impact every area of an investigation. Not only can information about suspects, victims, witnesses and possible co-conspirators be obtained, but also a virtual goldmine of evidence of various criminal activities can be unearthed.

SEARCH provides hands-on, expert training to investigators on how to find and gather information from social networking sites. In fact, SEARCH's social networking training is non-technical in nature and is recommended to all investigators regardless of their assignment or technical background. SEARCH also has developed resource guides specifically for social networking site investigations, and offers expertise to justice agencies conducting these types of investigations.