Watching the watchers: Taskforce Argos and the evidentiary issues involved with infiltrating Dark Web child exploitation networks

Bleakley, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2512-4072 (2018) Watching the watchers: Taskforce Argos and the evidentiary issues involved with infiltrating Dark Web child exploitation networks. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice, Principles, 92 (3) . pp. 221-236. ISSN 0032-258X (doi:10.1177/0032258X18801409)

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Abstract

As the kind of technology used by offenders advances, it has become increasingly necessary for global law enforcement agencies to adopt proactive strategies in order to effectively combat the threat posed by the organisation of child exploitation networks on the Dark Web. In spite of concerns regarding the collection of evidence, Queensland Police's Taskforce Argos has cultivated a reputation for success in the covert infiltration of online forums dedicated to child exploitation material due largely to the relatively loose restrictions placed on it which allow officers to commit a wide range of criminal acts whilst conducting controlled undercover operations.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology > Centre for Criminological and Social Research (CSRC)
Item ID: 27878
Notes on copyright: Bleakley, P. (2019). Watching the watchers: Taskforce Argos and the evidentiary issues involved with infiltrating Dark Web child exploitation networks. The Police Journal, 92(3), 221–236. Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X18801409
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 13:46
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 17:45
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27878

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