KF6002 - Legal and Evidentiary Aspects of Digital Forensics

What will I learn on this module?

Through the analysis and examination of digital forensic case studies, you will develop a critical appreciation of the legal and regulatory aspects of a digital forensic investigation. You will also apply the theory and skills derived from the relevant taught modules on this programme to an advanced level by undertaking a detailed digital forensics investigation. You will develop analytical and evaluative skills in the appropriate use of digital forensic tools for solving problems in a variety of environments and situations

How will I learn on this module?

You will have the opportunity to analyse and examine digital forensic case studies using the latest industry-standard specialist digital forensic software, giving you invaluable hands-on practical experience. Topics will be introduced in lectures and discussed through seminar activities and guided learning activities. The theoretical material on digital forensic investigations and the relevant legal aspects will be introduced through critical analysis and discussion of relevant case studies in seminar sessions. You will be encouraged to adopt an independent learning style, acquiring, and applying knowledge through your research by a series of guided activities and exercises.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Lecturers and tutors will offer you guidance on studying and what they expect of you. Feedback will be via your classroom-based sessions, however further informal feedback can be arranged. You can access several University resources and guidance for example, how to study effectively, write assignments, revise for your exams and avoid plagiarism.

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. Critically identify, analyse, and evaluate digital evidence and apply appropriate procedural and legal principles to the process.


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Critically evaluate the role of the expert witness and the challenges faced by expert witnesses.
3. Communicate and present investigative findings both written and verbal in such a way that they meet the appropriate standards.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

. Critically explore and evaluate the professional requirements and ethical issues highlighted through conducting digital forensic investigations.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment will be a single piece of coursework which assesses all the Module Learning Outcomes.

You will undertake a detailed digital forensic investigation of given digital evidence and presenting your findings in a report.
Formative feedback is provided throughout seminar sessions.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

KF6000

Module abstract

Through the analysis and examination of digital forensic case studies, you will develop a critical appreciation of the legal and regulatory aspects of a digital forensic investigation. You will apply the theory and skills derived from the relevant taught modules on this programme to an advanced level by undertaking a detailed digital forensics investigation. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a detailed digital forensic investigation and presentation of your findings in a report.

Course info

UCAS Code G4W3

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

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Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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