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iPROCEEDS: 14 law enforcement officers start UCD MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation



On 23 January 2017 courses have started for 14 law enforcement officers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Kosovo*. iPROCEEDS is financing the participation of 14 representatives from Cybercrime Units, Prosecution Services and Financial Intelligence Units in the long-distance master programme MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation offered by the University College Dublin, Ireland.

The programme will run for 24 months and will cover modules like Computer Forensics, Financial Investigation Techniques – Following the Money, Network Investigations, Mobile Devices Investigation, Live Data Forensics, VoIP and Wireless Investigations and others. Learning will take place through a mix of lectures, hands-on labs, case studies, reading, small group and individual exercises, tool demonstrations and in depth-discussions.

Equipped with increased knowledge and improved skills gained during the programme, the students will, already during the course of the programme, strengthen the capacity of their respective authorities to search, seize and confiscate cybercrime proceeds and prevent money laundering on the Internet.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

Article first published 23rd January 2017 by Council of Europe.