Investigating the Millennial Mind


May 23, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2

Description: In this webinar, you will explore the challenges faced when conducting investigations that involve adolescents, teens and millennials as the victims, suspects or witnesses. You will learn about their unique communication methods, both verbal and digital, and see how their use of technology changes their perception of time and space and their default sense of self.

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Course Level: Basic

    Prerequisite: None

    Advanced Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Navigate the challenges of investigations involving millennials
    • Examine the platforms that millennials use to communicate
    • Distinguish between digital immigrants and digital natives
    • Recognize the common types of exploitation and harassment that adolescents and millennials face in their digitally connected world
    Who Should Attend:
    • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
    • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
    • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
    • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
    • Controllers and corporate managers 
    • Detectives and private investigators
    • Governance, risk management and compliance officers
    • Loss prevention and security professionals


    Derek Ellington, CFE, CEDS, PI
    Ellington Digital Forensics

    Derek Ellington is a nationally known Certified Fraud Examiner, specializing in computer crimes. He is also a Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, an ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist and a licensed private investigator. He has testified more than 150 times in all manner of courts and jurisdictions. He is a popular speaker and contributor to legal publications, and regularly trains law enforcement first responders on processing digital crime scenes. Over the last five years, his lab has processed more than 1,500 cases ranging from civil to criminal and family law. Many of their cases involve adolescents or young adults as suspects, witnesses or victims, and he and his team have developed unique understandings and strategies in dealing with cases involving millennials.