INTRODUCTION TO CYBERFORENSICS AND THE LAW

LAW5CFL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The course will also consider ethical and legal issues (What if the suspect claims that other people were using his computer? What if the search is performed by someone other than a law enforcement officer e.g. a computer repair technician?)

  • Warrants/pro duction orders/access to subscriber information and data retention laws/principles (i.e. collecting evidence (traffic/content data) from an ISP)
  • Entrapment, encryption and the expectation of privacy
  • Ethical/legal issues (What if the suspect claims that other people were using his computer? What if the search is performed by someone other than a law enforcement officer e.g. a computer repair technician?)
  • The Risks of Increased State Scrutiny and Surveillance
  • Tech Crime in Australia [could include a guest presentation from a tech crimes unit member from Australian law enforcement]




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SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a PG degree offered by the School of Law or Master of Cyber Security (Law) (SMCYL) or permission of the Course Co-ordinator or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Cyberforensics and the LawPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a high-level capacity to understand and critically evaluate key concepts relating to cyberforensics and the law

Activities:
Lectures, concept presentations and tutorials emphasizing the meaning of legal terminology. Students are required to use new language in discussion and written settings. Essay assessment requiring identification and analysis of key concepts requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. Examination questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles relating to cyberforensics and the law

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in lectures, individual student reading of cases and texts provided in the Course Materials and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Case readings, recorded strategic case presentations. Problem-solving assessment conducted in the examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate a developed capacity to integrate case-based and statutory principles to arrive at a solution to a problem raised in a given fact situation

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures and concept presentations. Individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in- class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Compose a written legal opinion as it applies to a problem in Cyber Terrorism and International Warfare.

Activities:
Modelled through analysis of written cases, discussion in class and student responses in the examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Write effectively using the principles of plain legal English

Activities:
Tutorial discussion and concept presentations emphasising the necessity for clarity; modelling of written case studies, assessment tasks requiring written communication to a range of audiences. Assessed in the annotated bibliography exercise and the examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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