|Cybercrime, Security and Digital Law Enforcement - LAWS8030|
‘Cybercrime’ examines how the online world has borne new crimes and law enforcement responses, as well as investigates how the computer has become both a target of attack and a tool for criminal activity. ‘Cybercrime’ explores a number of emerging cybercrimes (cyber-stalking, hacking, and attacks to critical infrastructure), and also explores how old crimes are affected in new mediums (organised crime, electronic theft, pornography, child abuse materials, and peer-to-peer filesharing systems). How do nation-states regulate criminal activity of those persons and organizations located abroad? How is law enforcement shifting from traditional mechanisms to new regulatory regimes and technological solutions? Additional topics include cyber-terrorism, hactivism, information warfare, and digital forensics. A technical background is not essential.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
A candidate who has successfully completed this course should be able to:
Notes and Queries (2 X 10% - one page critical analysis of course readings)
Peer Review of Another Student’s Essay (20%)
Independent Research Essay ( 60%) 6000 words
A set of journal articles, commentaries and case law for specific topics will be provided via hyperlinks available from the course website. A few journal articles which are otherwise not available on line will be provided in a set of brief reading materials.
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.