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LETECH 120 - Crime and the Internet - George Kevanian

Course:Crime and the Internet
Professor:George Kevanian
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Greetings everyone and welcome!  I am George Kevanian and it is my honor to be your instructor this semester for Crime and the Internet LETECH 120, Criminal Law.  I have been teaching criminal justice classes here since 2015. 

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Accounting from California State University at Northridge (CSUN) and a Master’s Degree in Digital Forensic Science from Champlain University.  I am also an instructor in the State of California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Basic and Reserve Academies.

My law enforcement career includes thirty one (31) years of experience as a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation and twenty (20) years of service as a Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).   

As a Special Agent, I developed and investigated large complex financial crime cases, including tax evasion, money laundering, structuring, and loan fraud, which resulted in many successful convictions of individuals and criminal organizations. 

Near the end of my career I specialized in  digital and cyber forensic investigations as a Computer Investigative Specialist, which include securing and recovering digital evidence during investigations of white collar, drug trafficking, corporate crime and other cybercrimes. 

During my twenty years (20) as a Reserve Officer (LAPD), I worked as a patrol officer in the Hollywood Division responding to a variety of active crime scenes, interviewing suspects and witnesses, writing crime reports, and surveillance of suspicious activity of ongoing crimes.  My last ten years with the department was devoted to the Training Division where I served as a Firearms and Tactics Instructor.

I am passionate about teaching and committed to student equity and success.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me vial email.   

Course Description

This class addresses the use of the internet as a way of committing and investigating crime.  We will examine the different categories of digital evidence gathered, processed, and analyzed for courtroom purposes by law enforcement digital forensic examiners.

What to Expect in this Course

Digital forensics applies investigative procedures for legal purposes; involving the analysis of digital evidence as well as obtaining search warrants, maintaining a chain of custody, validating with hash functions, using validated tools, ensuring repeatability, reporting, and presenting evidence as an expert witness.

The following are the "big three" sources of digital evidence.

1. Computers - laptops.

2. Mobile devices - smart phones, tablets.

3. Networks - Cloud.

Types of Assessments

We will have some weekly discussion, quizzes etc.

Textbook Information

Textbook (Optional): 

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations 

Bill Nelson, Amelia Phillips, Christopher Stuart,

Publisher: Cengage Learning, Sixth Edition, Print ISBN-13: 978-1-337-56894-4.

Other Relevant Course Information

Please DO NOT PROCRASTINATE - late work is not accepted and assignments have closing dates and times.  I have had the "pleasure" of hearing all excuses for not getting assignments done on time and not many that original.  If there is an emergency or issue (life does throw us curves) let me know in a timely manner so we can address the issue.  I hope you all enjoy the course and I look forward to a great semester. 

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Last updated: 08/22/2022 Sub#: 1478