This is a brief and basic introduction to cybercrime and electronic evidence aimed primarily at those criminal justice professionals who are not computer experts, but who find themselves confronted and confounded by the technological realities of our time. The course may also appeal to students and others who are just curious about the subject too.
The course introduces the main themes, threats, challenges and conundrums posed by this most modern of crime phenomena and explores some of the solutions adopted by criminal justice to try to cope with them.
This is an introductory course and seeks to explain technical concepts in terms of every day, common experience. For this reason some of technical areas have been simplified and rationalised to make them more accessible to and understandable by the uninitiated.
It consists of a series of ten 'Chapters' subdivided into videos that explore key topics. They are supported by a number of quizzes to help learners to check their progress and understanding.