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Methodological research of cybercrime

Author: Purici Svetlana
Degree:doctor of law
Speciality: 12.00.08 - Criminal Law (with specification: Criminal Law, Criminology, Criminal Procedure Law, Criminalistics, Judicial Expertise, Executional Law; Theory of The Operative - Investigation Activity)
Scientific adviser: Gheorghe Golubenco
doctor, professor, Free International University of Moldova
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 15 September, 2018
Approved by NCAA on the 23 November, 2018


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CZU 343.98:004(043.3)

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219 pages


cybercrime, internet, information system, electronic samples, Forensic versions, methods, crime investigation, special investigative measures


Specialty: 554.04 - forensics, judicial expertise, operative investigations.

The structure of the thesis: 140 pages of main text, annotation, abbreviations list, introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, a bibliography consisting of 360 titles, 25 annexes, liability statement, CV. The obtained results are published in 12 scientific works.

The field of the scientific work derives from the new most important aspects of the criminal investigation in the field of informatics, corroborating the doctrinal-normative and practical-applicative perspective.

The aim and objectives of the research: the aim of the thesis lies in the elaboration of the methodology for the investigation of cybercrimes, in order to discover, to effectively investigate, to prevent and fight these crimes. Among the objectives of the paper are: analysis of the specialized literature referring to the methodology of investigation of the cybercrimes; presenting the forensic model of this category of crimes; description of typical situations and forensic versions; the exposure of the tactical peculiarities of carrying out criminal investigation actions and special investigative measures in the given field.

The novelty and the originality of the results of the research derives from the fact that it is the first scientific incursion at national level. It is a multidisciplinary approach accompanied by the analysis and evaluation of the doctrinal visions in the field, thus notifying a real scientificpractical support for solving many problems in the investigation of cybercrime.

The important scientific problem solved in the respective field through the research carried out consists in the elaboration of the forensic research methodology of the cybercrimes, the characterization of the tactical, methodical and technical peculiarities applied in the investigation of these crimes.

The theoretical significance and the applicative value of the scientific work. the theoretical valences of the work are highlighted by the interdisciplinary character of research, or cybercrime taking place in the virtual space, requiring an intense approach not only from a legal point of view, but also from informatics point of view. This thesis has the value of a guide for students, practitioners and other specialists in the field.

The implementation of scientific results is primarily a matter of practical activity, but the conclusions of the research can be equally applicable to new theoretical examinations of the field.