INTERNATIONAL CYBERCRIME

LAW5CYC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How are criminals perpetrating cybercrime offences across borders? This subject explores cross-border cybercrime and jurisdictional barriers to the pursuit of cybercriminals. Topics include the online underground economy, the Dark Net, digital currencies and cybercrime. It will include the origin and function of Bitcoin, the legal and regulatory treatment of digital currencies and review recent enforcement trends in the criminal arena/new developments in this rapidly evolving topic. How does the lack of boundaries in cyberspace make it more difficult to apprehend and investigate/prosecute suspects? How do nation-states regulate criminal activity of those persons and organizations located abroad? We will focus on the International Cybercrime Convention and international efforts to achieve greater harmonisation of cybercrime laws. We will also look at law enforcement cooperation across international boundaries.




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 Must be admitted into: Master of Cyber Security -Computer Science (SMCYC) Master of Cyber Security - Law (SMCYL) Master of Cyber Security - Business Operations (SMCYB) SMCYCO SMCYLO SMCYBO LMJD - Juris Doctor LML - Master of Laws LMLAW - Master of Laws

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational CybercrimePrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentiate between the various methods that cyber criminals are using to perpetrate crimes across borders

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities. Group presentation. Research paper.

02. Explain and critique the international legal framework for dealing with cybercrime

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

03. Critically evaluate how the jurisdictional issues discussed in the subject make it difficult to investigate and prosecute suspects

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and international instruments), videos and associated activities. Group presentation. Research paper.

04. Interpret and apply the international legal framework for achieving harmonisation in the investigation and prosecution of cybercriminals

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

05. Develop and participate in critical discussion on international cybercrime issues, particularly the difficult of law enforcement efforts across international boundaries.

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research paper (2,500 words)Submitted online through LMS40 01, 03, 04
Group presentations (2,000 word equivalent per student)Audio/video Submitted online through LMS.30 01, 02, 03
Class discussion (2,000 word equivalent per student)Submitted online through LMS30 02, 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
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research paper (2,500 words)Submitted online through LMS40 01, 03, 04
Group presentations (2,000 word equivalent per student)Audio/video Submitted online through LMS.30 01, 02, 03
Class discussion (2,000 word equivalent per student)Submitted online through LMS30 02, 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
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research paper (2,500 words)Submitted online through LMS40 01, 03, 04
Group presentations (2,000 word equivalent per student)Audio/video Submitted online through LMS.30 01, 02, 03
Class discussion (2,000 word equivalent per student)Submitted online through LMS30 02, 05