JJAY-NCFTA Cryptocurrency Investigations for Criminal Justice Agents Training Course

small white and blue cubes - some look like they are disintegrating The Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) are offering a training course on “Cryptocurrency Investigations for Criminal Justice Agents.”

Course Date: April 24-25, 2023

Course Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST with an hour lunch break

Course Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Course Location: Live Online

Course Description: Taught by academics and investigators who consistently engage with various aspects of cryptocurrency in their careers, this 2-day course educates participants on cryptocurrency and its relevance to criminal justice agents and investigations. The course will cover in depth topics such as the different categories of cryptocurrency, common cryptocurrencies, the mining process, blockchain, and cases where cryptocurrency is used or is the target of criminal activity. Participants will gain knowledge of investigative options that are available to gather intelligence, so that they can have a more advanced understanding of how to conduct investigations which involve cryptocurrency. This course is open to beginners as well as those with intermediate knowledge who would like to improve their skillsets.



Professor Adam Scott Wandt, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Vice Chair for Technology, Department of Public Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Adam Scott Wandt has worked on sponsored research in partnership with the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Interpol, the United Nations, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world. His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, cryptocurrency, darknet markets, and social engineering.

Sean Williams, NCFTA Intelligence Analyst

Sean Williams is a Trainer and Intelligence Analyst within Training at the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sean conducts dark web research and analysis on illicit markets, forums, actors, coordinates and develops training on a variety of topics, and cryptocurrency investigations. He received a graduate degree in Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Tyler Conville, NCFTA Intelligence Analyst

Tyler is Cyber Financial Crime Intelligence Analyst for National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His background includes tracing cryptocurrencies in his investigations, as well as training others on how to investigate crimes that involve cryptocurrency.

This course is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The course is only open to U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agents, prosecutors, and judges.