Combating the Illicit Goods Trade on the Dark Web

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

First surfacing in 2011, the Dark Web is a culmination of illicit websites, unable to be located on indexed internet search engines. The first of these Dark Web sites was launched in 2011. Named the Silk Road, this Dark Web site was the first to offer an Amazon like user experience for illicit substances Due to the complex nature of The Onion Router, law enforcement has been struggling to effectively police the Dark Web. In order to properly address this issue, law enforcement must develop a multifaceted strategy aimed at reducing this online illicit trade.