Center for Global Affairs
National & International Cyber Organizations
Public and private cybercrime investigations differ in terms of the crimes that are involved, who conducts the investigation, and how the investigation is conducted. This course provides an in- depth analysis of national and international public and private cybercrime investigations: looking in particular at how they are conducted, formal and informal information sharing mechanisms, and the legal admissibility of digital evidence. The course will demonstrate how offender characteristics, motivation and modus operandi can be identified from the cybercrimes committed and the targets of the cybercrimes. Investigations involving computers, smartphones, gaming consoles and other digital technologies will be covered. In this course, particular emphasis will be placed on the barriers to the effective investigation of cybercriminals and enforcement of cybercrime laws, and the ways to overcome these barriers and deter cybercriminals from engaging in illicit activities.