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This thesis presents the efforts made to develop new tools for non-technical law enforcement agents to effectively respond to electronic crimes. We present two tools: one that combats online predators and cyber-stalking; and a second tool that automates a law enforcement officer's workflow in investigating email based frauds, threats, or attacks. In this manuscript we discuss the general limitation of law enforcement in investigating cyber crimes, the laws and privacy concerns that constrain the scope of our tools, the crimes we are combating, and the implementation of the Predator and Prey Alert System (PAPA) and Undercover Multipurpose Anti-Spoofing Kit (UnMask) as developed for the National Institute of Justice.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Computer Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Includes bibliographical references.
Sudhir Aggarwal, Professor Directing Thesis; Michael Burmester, Committee Member; Breno deMedeiros, Committee Member; Zhenhai Duan, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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