University of Technology Sydney

65325 Digital Trace and Identity

6cp; 4hpw: 2hpw (lecture, online), 2hpw (computer lab, on campus)


This subject introduces students to the underlying principles and applications of digital forensic science. Students learn about the development and expansion of the role of digital forensic science over the past few decades. Students become aware of the digital traces they leave behind in their own lives and how these traces can be used to assist in the investigation of crime and understanding criminal phenomena. The material presented challenges ideas in regard to identity in the digital realm and how it differs from traditional understandings of identity. Students develop their practical digital investigation skills through the use of computer laboratory classes.

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