Dutch police ignore cyber crime: police academy report
Friday 29 June 2012
Common forms of cyber crime, such as online stalking, phishing and skimming, are rarely investigated by the police, despite the establishment of a special cyber crime training programme, according to research by the police academy.
The average police officer lacks basic knowledge about cyber crime and the issue is not a priority for public prosecution departments, the report states. In addition, police experts in digital crime are mainly used for ordinary investigations with an internet element.
The researchers suggest measures should be taken to improve basic skills in dealing with internet crime. In addition, two cyber crime teams should be set up to deal with offences on a national scale and can help out regional teams when required.
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