Graduate Studies

Introduction

Graduate Certificate in High Technology Crime Investigation

The Graduate Certificate in High Technology Crime Investigation program prepares information technology professionals to perform computer forensic investigations. The increase of high technology crime has generated an urgent need for a new type of investigator who can combine the science of information technology and forensic science with the art of investigations and critical thinking. Today, any crime that involves a computer as a part of the crime, as the crime itself or as the storage place for evidence, may be part of an investigation.Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in High Technology Crime Investigation program will be prepared to work in local, state, national and international organizations in the public and corporate sectors. They will have the skills to investigate a variety of cases that include identity theft, fraud, child exploitation, money laundering and violent crimes. Furthermore, graduates excel in their ability to:

  • Understand the information technology essentials necessary to deal with computers, storage devices and computerized data in the context of a crime scene;

  • Conduct a crime scene investigation to properly handle and seize computers, related devices, and computerized data;

  • Successfully recover digital evidence related to a crime scene;

  • Successfully analyze digital evidence related to a crime scene; and

  • Write a cogent report describing the nature of the digital evidence and analysis of that evidence to assist in the prosecution of the crime.

The Graduate Certificate in High Technology Crime Investigation program is delivered over a period of 9 months at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and/or Dubai.