This module is a resource for lecturers

Key Issues

Evidence of cybercrime can be located in fragments in various digital devices (see Cybercrime Module 4 on Introduction to Digital Forensics), systems,and servers around the globe. The transnational nature and scope of cybercrime and existence of extraterritorial digital evidence mandates national, regional, and international cooperation in cybercrime investigations. This Module provides an in-depth exploration of international cooperation as it relates to cybercrime, particularly issues of sovereignty and jurisdiction, factors influencing international cooperation, formal and informal international cooperation mechanisms, extraterritorial evidence collection, and the national deficits in capacity to conduct cybercrime investigations.For further reading on international cooperation to combat transnational organized crime in general, see also the Teaching Module Series on Organized Crime, particularly Module 11 on International Cooperation to Combat Transnational Organized Crime).

The sub-pages to this section provide a descriptive overview of the key issues that lecturers might want to cover with their students when teaching on this topic:

Next: Sovereignty and jurisdiction
Back to top