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High Tech Crimes Unit
In light of the recent headlines describing the illegal activity of a former national sandwich chain spokesperson, it may be a good opportunity to detail the efforts of law enforcement agencies in Tippecanoe County regarding the investigations of crimes against children and the technological aspect of investigating these cases in a digital age. Traditional police work has had to evolve as technology and electronics have spread throughout society. In certain cases, dusting for fingerprints has morphed into forensically examining computers for digital fingerprints and clues that may not be apparent to a vast majority of the population. However, crimes involving the exploitation of children and the spread of child pornography continue to plague communities in the United States and around the world.
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HTCU Mission Statement
The Tippecanoe County High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) is a collaboration of local law enforcement agencies and Purdue University to provide investigative resources when examining with various forms of digital evidence. Purdue's partnership provides students great opportunities for real world experience, research topics, software development, and digital forensics training.