School of Law

SOLM208 Cybercrime Forensic 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 transborder online crime: international co-operation, mutual assistance, extradition; the role played by private actors/industry in the enforcement of cybercrime (payment intermediaries; hosting providers (eg 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 & evidence (including surveillance); the law of evidence and admissibility; computer, device and network forensics..

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Criminal Justice Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Communications

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour exam

Credits

15 Credits