Costa Rica: Cybercrime and Juvenile Justice

On February 8, 2016, NCSC conducted a workshop for prosecutors in Costa Rica, on “Cyber Crimes Investigation on Juvenile Justice.”

The training workshop is part of NCSC’s Justice Sector Reform and Prosecutorial Capacity Building Program in Costa Rica.

The program was attended by 40 local prosecutors, and included topics such as technical aspects to consider in addressing cybercrimes, identifying various types of cybercrimes and best practices in their investigation, computer fraud and the perspective of the criminal attorney, and evidentiary aspects of computer crime investigations.

Costa Rica’s Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Mayra Campos Zúñiga, stressed the significance of the specialized training, and the importance of effectively addressing cybercrimes, which often negatively impact juveniles.

The Justice Sector Reform and Prosecutorial Capacity Building program is a 22-month initiative funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), to improve juvenile justice data collection, expand community support networks, and strengthen alternative sentencing, rehabilitation and vocational training services. For more information, please visit