INTRODUCTION TO CYBERFORENSICS AND THE LAW

LAW5CFL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject will consider ethical and legal issues related to  technologically enabled crime and criminal procedure.  It will analyse forensic considerations such as the digital identity, admissibility of computer data searches,  warrants, production orders, access to subscriber information and data retention laws and principles  will be considered, in addition to entrapment,encryption and the expectation of privacy. We will also look at search and seizure, evidentiary issues, and various legal and regulatory environments in cyberspace, and examine how emerging technologies challenge existing laws,social norms, and criminal procedure.





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 Admission into: SMCYL - Master of Cybersecurity (Law) SMCYB - Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) SMCYC - Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) SMCYCO - Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) SMCYLO - Master of Cybersecurity (Law) SMCYBO - Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operation) LMJD - Juris Doctor LMLGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMCL - Master of Commercial Law LMLAW - Master of Laws

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. Explain and differentiate key concepts relating to cyberforensics and the law

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussion. Online quiz.

02. Critically evaluate and apply case-based and statutory principles relating to cyberforensics and the law

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussion. Problem scenario.

03. Propose a solution to a problem raised in a fact situation relevant to cyber forensics and the law.

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussion. Problem scenario.

04. Interpret the legal and law enforcement and regulatory challenges around cyber forensics and the law

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussion. Problem scenario. Online Quiz.

05. Evaluate the evidentiary and other legal challenges around the use of forensic evidence in cyber-related cases (e.g. online child pornography)

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussion. Problem scenario.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 45
Five 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via blended.
"From Monday to Friday"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent 1500 words)Online question sets, each comprising a mix of open and closed responses.30 01, 04, 05
Problem based scenario A (equivalent 1,000 words)Following a practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through a semi complex practice-based problem, taking on an assigned role of a practitioner and relating it to the law.20 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario B (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law25 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario C (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law.25 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
Five 5.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent 1500 words)Online question sets, each comprising a mix of open and closed responses.30 01, 04, 05
Problem based scenario A (equivalent 1,000 words)Following a practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through a semi complex practice-based problem, taking on an assigned role of a practitioner and relating it to the law.20 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario B (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law25 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario C (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law.25 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
Five 5.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (equivalent 1500 words)Online question sets, each comprising a mix of open and closed responses.30 01, 04, 05
Problem based scenario A (equivalent 1,000 words)Following a practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through a semi complex practice-based problem, taking on an assigned role of a practitioner and relating it to the law.20 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario B (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law25 02, 03, 04, 05
Problem based scenario C (equivalent 1,500 words)Following a further practice scenario activity (formative), students will work through two complex practice-based problems, taking on an assigned role a practitioner and relating the scenarios comprehensively to the law.25 02, 03, 04, 05