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SIT282 - Computer Crime and Digital Forensics

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan

Prerequisite:2 level 1 SIT-coded units


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


In this unit students will learn how crime is manifested in the IT world, the laws that govern the IT domain, and approaches to investigating cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism using computer forensic techniques. Regarding crime, this unit examines both criminal and terrorist activities, the nature of these activities and the people that initiate them. Regarding law, the unit examines laws that have been recently enacted to counter computer crime and terrorism, and the institutions responsible for implementing those laws; this includes watermarking techniques, encryption and copyright legislation. Regarding the solution of crime and forensic techniques, this unit examines the investigation process, types of evidence and retrieval of information. The ethical implications of crime and terrorism, law and investigations are also examined.


Two assignments - individual work (20% each) 40%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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