KV5005 - Networking Technology and Internet-related Crime

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What will I learn on this module?

The module examines the relationship between Internet-based digital technologies, and their criminal exploitation. You will be provided with a thorough introduction to basic principles and technologies in modern computing networks as well as the theory underpinning the communication architecture in these modern networks. You will examine the legislation and processes appropriate to the investigation of internet-related crime at a local and national level and the issues in respect of working with investigative partners.

PCDA Curriculum Learning Outcomes:

Week 20:
Digital Policing; 1.1 - 3.1

How will I learn on this module?

The module includes a combination of methods to support learning, including lectures, practical seminar sessions and guided learning. Topics will normally be introduced in lectures and explored through practical exercises (helping you develop the practical skills needed) and guided learning activities. You will be encouraged to develop independent learning skills. The university library offers support for all students through its catalogue and an Ask4Help online service.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through active participation and discussion during seminars and workshops. These offer a unique opportunity to fully understand the theory underpinning the principles and practices of a thorough and effective police investigation. All lecture, seminar and workshop material will be available on the University’s eLearning Portal, supplemented with guidance on further reading relevant to the subjects.
Written assessment feedback will also be provided to allow you to understand how you performed and how you can build on this performance in subsequent assessments within your programme.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of networking and Internet-based technologies.
2. Develop an understanding of the relationship between advances in Internet-based technologies, and their criminal exploitation.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the key legal issues of internet-related crime.
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of internet-related crimes.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Communicate and present written investigative findings in such ways that they meet the expected standards.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will take place via exercises and questions in seminar sessions. Feedback will be provided throughout the module from the teaching team both on an individual basis and as part of your group.

Summative assessment is a technical report of 2000 words identifying, examining and critically evaluating a specific problem area involving internet-related crimes (100%). You will be given written feedback which you will be able to feed into further study.

Pre-requisite(s)

NA

Co-requisite(s)

NA

Module abstract

The module examines the relationship between Internet-based and digital technologies, and their criminal exploitation. You will be provided with a thorough introduction to basic principles and technologies in modern computer networks as well as the theory underpinning the communication architecture in modern networks. You will study the legislation and processes appropriate to the investigation of internet-related crime at a local and national level and the issues in respect of working with investigative partners. Topics will normally be introduced in lectures and explored through practical exercises and guided learning activities You will be assessed via a written report, requiring you to identify, examine and critically evaluating a specific problem area involving internet-related crimes.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start March 2021 or March 2022

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