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Student assessment

In addition to the exercises, other assessment tools used in this Module are review questions and homework assignments.

Review Questions

  • The questions can also be used to promote class discussions during the lecture.
  • What are the differences between substantive, procedural and preventive cybercrime law?
  • What are the international and regional instruments on cybercrime?
  • Why are national, regional, and international cybercrime laws needed?
  • Why should cybercrime laws be harmonized?
  • Are human rights instruments applicable to online content, communications, and behaviour? Why do you think so?
  • Can human rights be lawfully restricted? In what circumstances?

Knowledge Check

1. A person posts a YouTube video, whereby the individual calls on viewers to overpower, fight, and teach persons belonging to a particular religious group a "lesson."

Is this a form of protected speech? Why or why not?

[Hint: Belkacem v. Belgium (2004)]

2. A French national denied that the Holocaust occurred.

Is this a form of protected speech? Why or why not?

[Hint: Garaudy v. France (2003)]

Web Exercise: SHERLOC

Students should search the UNODC SHERLOC database and identify a country that does not have a cybercrime law.

[Note: This exercise should be completed before class].

Group Exercise: Substantive and Procedural Cybercrime Laws

Students should be randomly assigned to a group before the class to enable them to complete the assignment before the class meets. Each group should be randomly assigned a country.

Instruct the students to identify and review the cybercrime laws in their assigned countries. After reviewing the cybercrime laws, student should identify the substantive and procedural coverage of these laws in the following areas:

  • criminalization of cybercrime
  • investigative measures
  • identification, collection, sharing, use and admissibility of digital evidence
  • regulation and risk
  • jurisdiction and international cooperation

The students can consult the UNODC Draft Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime for assistance on content included in these areas.

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