Students will gain an understanding of the kinds of crimes that can be committed using computers and against computers. Students will discover that computers often hold evidence relevant to the proof of a great many offences, many of which are not classed as traditional computer crimes. Students will examine the prosecutorial issues surrounding jurisdiction, expert witnesses and the discovery, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence.
Learning outcomes include:
- Discover the problems associated with computer crime and determine the rights and responsibilities of parties involved;
- Identify and describe the different categories of computer crime;
- Discuss the impact of computer crime on society, and
- Critically evaluate the current legislation that impact on computer crimes and law enforcement responses to this legislation.