Investigations of Sexual Abuse of Children on the Internet (COMP41480)
Credits 5 Subject Computer Science
Level 4 School Computer Science
Semester   Information Spring Module Coordinator Dr Mark Scanlon

This course aims to help in the understanding of this crime type. It will cover all aspects of child sexual exploitation and how the Internet is used by some people to facilitate that. Students will be expected to understand why and how sex offenders use the Internet to possess, disseminate and make child abuse material as well as grooming and intelligence gathering and the online services and technologies used by them to commit this type of crime. There will be a section on victim centric policing and the emerging discipline of victim identification specialist. Skills like image and movie analysis will be taught along with
familiarisation with open source analysis and covert internet investigation.

Curricular information is subject to change