This is the conundrum that we are dealing with – technology is making our jobs more difficult and informing us at the same time. The law enforcement community needs to adopt to these challenges, and we need to be willing to try to learn new technology.
The technological development that is having the single most impact on child sexual abuse investigations is Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have used AI for many years now and in the past two or three years there have been some incredible developments.
The NetClean Report 2019, the fifth of its kind is now available. This year the report is based on two different enquiries – one with law enforcement and one with businesses. The results, summarised in the report, help us understand the nature of child sexual abuse crime, how it is developing and what we must do to further ensure that we fight it as well as we can.