Electronic Law Fundamentals

Subject 360-809 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The subject provides an introduction to current electronic law along with efforts to regulate this area and developing a best practice methodology for responding effectively to an electronic incident at the scene. It provides a broad overview of the law as it relates to criminal and civil legislation with a particular emphasis on computers and information systems and the various responses, both historic and current, to prevent and regulate these activities. The subject will introduce a methodology for planning responses to and investigation of incidents in which electronic evidence may form a part of the response phase.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: It will offer:-
  • an understanding of the current definition of e-law
  • gained a knowledge and appreciation of computer componentry likely to be found at crime scenes including hardware, software programs and networks
  • developed an understanding of basic computer forensics
  • gained knowledge and appreciation of the sources of electronic evidence
  • gained knowledge of basic investigation techniques including interviewing persons involved in incidents
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics

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