1.Critically discuss the investigation and prosecution of on-line child abuse crime in the UK. Your discussion should include a comparison with the investigation and prosecution of on-line child abuse crime in one other country.
2.The Computer Misuse Act 1990 provides several offences involving the use of computers. In 2006 the Act was amended by sections 35-38 of the Police and Justice Act 2006. Discuss the offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the 2006 amendments. Your discussion must include critical assessment of the Act in light of new computer technologies and the realities of computer crime investigative methodologies.
3.Discuss the European Convention on Cyber Crime; what is it and how effective is it? Your answer should include suggestions for improving the Convention and whether you believe the UK would benefit from adherence to it following exit from the EU.
4.Describe the structure and functioning of the UK legal system taking into account the part played by the EU. Your discussion must also include critical commentary on the UK Supreme Court and whether you believe the UK is better off governing its own legal affairs or not.
5.Computer fraud is said to have so many varieties that it defies definition. Select three forms of computer fraud; describe how these frauds are conducted and how they might be prosecuted in the UK.
6.Write about on-line piracy in the UK and the US; what type of property is stolen through on-line piracy and how do courts in the UK and US deal with offences involving on-line piracy?
7.Your friend Jane tells you that every day for two months she has been receiving text messages to her mobile phone; the messages say Jane is disgusting and ugly and include threats to come around and beat her up. What advice would you give Jane and what is the protection offered under UK law? Would your advice be different if Jane had received one such message?
8.Discuss and critically assess the continued importance of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidelines for the investigation of computer crime.
9.Discuss the legal and practical implications of the case of Jones v Kaney UKSC for professionals acting as expert witnesses in UK courts.
10.Discuss the practical and legal implications for computer scientists or software developers with regard to the work they produce and/or market following the case of Kingsway Hall Hotel Ltd.
11.The Computer Misuse Act 1990, section 3ZA provides, for example, for wrongful actions effecting the environment. Discuss the new offence and include critical assessment in light of the ability of computer professionals to adversely affect major aspects of life.