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FSCT 8530 - Law for Computer and IT Professionals

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course is designed to introduce students to the dominant legal issues arising in relation to computers, Information Technology and the Internet. It is also designed to provide students with basic legal research skills they can use to monitor developments in the law relevant to their interests or job functions.

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize significant legal issues relating to computers, Information Technology and the Internet.
  • Understand the legal principles underlying current developments in the law in this area.
  • Differentiate between criminal offences, regulatory offences, and civil wrongs.
  • Understand the basic process of, and limitations on, the evidence gathering and presentation process in the criminal, regulatory, and civil processes.
  • Demonstrate facility with legal research resources, including those available online.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009

Related Programs

FSCT 8530 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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