School of Law

QLLM352 Cybercrime: International Co-operation and Digital Investigations (Sem 2)

Module description

Internet technologies have enabled new ways of committing crimes and have moved "old" crimes such as fraud online- this has created interesting challenges to the investigation, prosecution and enforcement of the criminal law. Internet technologies are borderless and have enabled an increase in transnational crime. This Module will examine the legal procedural issues arising from trans-border online crime: international co-operation, mutual assistance, extradition; the role played by private actors/industry in the enforcement of cybercrime (payment intermediaries; hosting providers (e.g. cloud computing); internet access providers; domain name registries and registrars etc); the relationship between public and private enforcement; the national and international powers of collecting intelligence and evidence (including surveillance); the law of evidence and admissibility; computer, device and network forensics.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Criminal Justice
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written exam


22.5 Credits