The Impact of Technology on Crime Fighting
December 15, 2016
Hosted by Opal Singleton
The internet is changing nearly everything about our lives. Take TRUTH for example. There was a time, not too long ago that we all believed that if it was in writing it was true. Reporters were fired for printing untrue statements. Today we have FAKE NEWS. Even Wikipedia states that some of their postings are untrue. A recent study by National Public Radio indicates that students cannot tell the difference between an advertisement or a news story. Why does that matter? How does a young person know if the person they are chatting with, or even falling in love with is telling them the truth. Photos are altered, court cases are influenced by videos, our leaders proclaim propaganda in the name of FACT, and newscasters twist and maneuver factual statements to fit their political position. Now we have disappearing video and encrypted messaging. We have live streaming that is instantaneous and then poof it is gone. We have anonymous and non-traceable currency.
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This program is designed to educate first responders, civic leaders, social workers, education professionals, faith based leaders and parents about how predators access, groom, recruit and exploit victims into prostitution and sextortion. We analyze real cases from the perspective of Law Enforcement, the victim, and the perpetrator. We look at hard core trafficking cases and how law enforcement is able to intervene. We examine cases of child pornography and the Dark Web. We examine how predators use apps, chatrooms, games and the latest technologies. We discuss the impact of gangs and cartels on human exploitation. We also look at trends in global human trafficking. Our goal is to build a global interactive community of individuals empowered to eradicate human exploitation.
Opal Singleton is a global human trafficking and child pornography expert. She has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government and civic leaders, faith based leaders and education administrators about how predators groom and recruit innocent victims into prostitution and exploitation. Opal works with the Riverside County (CA) Anti Human Trafficking Task Force through a Department of Justice grant. Opal sits with parents of missing kids and assists teens in trouble through social media. Opal is the President and CEO of Million Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating child sex trafficking. She has authored a book “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” to educate parents and grandparents and educators about how predators use apps, chatrooms, online video gaming and social media to exploit young people. Opal is on the Board of Rapha House serving human trafficking victims in Cambodia, Thailand and Haiti. She is an Instructor for the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities training law enforcement administrators and is an Instructor for the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal retired in 2000 after a lifelong career in international marketing having accrued nearly three million frequent flyer miles. Opal is passionate about protecting families and youth from predators and is dedicated to providing an in-depth global interactive internet training program to educate leaders around the world to stop human exploitation and trafficking.