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Student assessment


In addition to the exercises, other assessment tools used in this Module are review questions and homework assignments.


Review questions

The questions can also be used to promote class discussions during the lecture.

  • What are the differences between sovereignty and jurisdiction? Can these concepts be applied to cybercrime? Please explain your response.
  • What are the strengths and limitations of formal international cooperation mechanisms?
  • What are the strengths and limitations of informal international cooperation mechanisms?
  • Are data retention, preservation and/or access requirements harmonized across countries? How does this influence informal and formal cooperation in cybercrime investigations? Please explain your response.
  • What are the challenges to extraterritorial evidence collection?
  • In what ways does a deficit in national capacity impact the investigation of cybercrime?

Homework Assignments


Homework # 1 ~ Group Exercise: Factors Facilitating International Cooperation and Formal International Cooperation Mechanisms

Students should be randomly assigned to a group before the class to enable them to complete the assignment before the class meets. Each group should be randomly assigned a country.

Instruct the students to identify and review the cybercrime laws in their assigned countries. After reviewing the cybercrime laws, student should identify the provisions in the laws that address the following:

  • dual criminality
  • mutual legal assistance
  • extradition

The students can consult the UNODC Cybercrime Repository for assistance.


Homework #2 ~ Obstacles to International Cooperation

Assign your students to write a 4 to 5-page paper (12 font, double-spaced) on the greatest obstacles to cooperation between criminal justice practitioners in international cybercrime investigations. Your paper must have a minimum of five scholarly sources (not those assigned for core readings); for example, periodical and journal articles; government reports and studies; and scholarly books.

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