Postgraduate research opportunities Improving cybercrime reporting

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Key facts

  • Opens: Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Deadline: Wednesday 30 June 2021
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: 3.5 years

Overview

The aim of this interdisciplinary project is to understand the best mechanisms for victims of cybercrime to accurately and usefully report it, and to improve reporting rates. This will involve working with law enforcement data and officers, and with victims. A background in Computer Science or Criminology is required.
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Eligibility

Self-Funded Students Only

THE Awards 2019: UK University of the Year Winner
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Project Details

This project will use data from Action Fraud, Police Scotland and other sources to understand the mechanisms for cybercrime reporting. It will use surveys, interviews, and Human Computer Interface techniques to understand the problems with and best practice in existing reporting interfaces. It will use analysis of third party data on the number of cybercrimes committed to evaluate the reporting rate for cybercrime.

This project will be supervised by Dr Daniel Thomas and Dr Karen Renaud at the University of Strathclyde with assistance from Dr Ben Collier from the University of Edinburgh.

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Funding details

While no funding is presently available, applications for funding are under submission and so we hope this will become a position with home fees, stipend, and travel costs funded.

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Supervisors

Dr Daniel Thomas

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Computer and Information Sciences

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Dr Karen Renaud

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Computer and Information Sciences

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Please email Dr Daniel Thomas (d.thomas@strath.ac.uk) if you would like to apply.

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Contact us

Dr Daniel Thomas (d.thomas@strath.ac.uk)