INTRODUCTION TO CYBERFORENSICS AND THE LAW

LAW5CFL

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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

Capstone subjectNo

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 LMLE - Master of Law and Entrepreneurship

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introduction to Cyberforensics and the Law

Resource TypePrescribed

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PublisherVarious

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain and differentiate key concepts relating to cyberforensics and the law
02. Critically evaluate and apply case-based and statutory principles relating to cyberforensics and the law
03. Propose a solution to a problem raised in a fact situation relevant to cyber forensics and the law.
04. Interpret the legal and law enforcement and regulatory challenges around cyber forensics and the law
05. Evaluate the evidentiary and other legal challenges around the use of forensic evidence in cyber-related cases (e.g. online child pornography)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 25 - 28
Four 7.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent 1500 words) Online question sets, each comprising a mix of open and closed responses.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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 law

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5