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OTMV1100 Criminal Proceedings: New Technological Tools 3 op
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
SANCHIS CRESPO, Carolina and TAPANI, Jussi
Preceding studies
Obligatory previous studies are ONOM1011 Rikosoikeus OR ONOM1012 Prosessioikeus.

General description

In recent years new methods of electronic communication have transformed our society by enabling ubiquitous digital communications and facilitating broad e-commerce. It is important for our global economy and security to have technological solutions to deal with cybercrime. The development and adoption of strong tools in criminal proceedings is a key tool in order to safe guard private information, to secure commerce and trade, to promote free expression and association and strengthen cybersecurity.

The chosen topic: "Criminal proceedings: New technological tools", plays an increasingly important role in contributing to international study and fight against cybercriminality.

Convention on Cybercrime (Council of Europe, Budapest, 23 November 2001), makes Europe a world leader in this matter. Moreover, our challenge now is to create a balance and compatibility between the right to privacy and the right of free access to information.

Learning outcomes

Student will
- know the effective means in finding and preserving evidences in cyber crime context
- understand the tension between fundamental right and procedural goals
- develop argumentation skills (presentation and learning diary)


1st PART: Lectures. Estimated time: 2 h 30
I) Introduction: Cybercrimes and criminals
II) Cybersecurity: Criminal proceedings and their answer to the threat of Cybercrime
We will learn about some of the most effective means in finding and preserving evidences, such as:
A. A. Interception of telematic communications
B. B. Online registers
C. C. Protective measures in relation to court proceedings

2nd PART:Analysis of Practical Cybercrime. Case law regarding right to privacy. Estimated time: 3 h
After the reading of the provided materials by the teacher, we will work and discuss about some important cases, such as
A) Ruling by the European Court of Justice on 13 May 2014: Internet can not override privacy
B) Ruling by the Spanish Supreme Court on 26 November 2014: Incriminating nature of SMS messages after death of the recipient

3rd PART: Small Group Work and Learning Diaries. Estimated time: 2 h 30
A. Small group work consisting in little presentations by students regarding Finnish perspective on the subject that will be analysed together with the teacher

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h

Lectures 10 h, case law, small group presentations and learning diaries. Learning diaries give the opportunity to students of closely, examine some of the facts presented and to draw conclusions. It is a good opportunity to develop reasoning and offer arguments, analysis and conclusions. Learning diary is expected to be about 5 pages, and student will get information in the first meeting.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

Class attendance of 100 % is required.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Evaluation is based on learning diary

Study materials

Students will be provided in advance with the materials for the analysis of practical cybercrime (Case law).

Further information

TIME: June 2016
SELECTION CRITERIA: Participation is limited to 40 students.
Please see general instructions: Registration for optional study modules.

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
MDP in Law and Information Society
Turku Law School
Oikeustieteen opinnot
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto