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2016 - Cybercrime

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald launched the ACJRD Annual Conference Report 2016  “Cybercrime” on Monday 15th May. The event was hosted by the Department of Justice and Equality, in the 'Atrium' 51 St. Stephens Green.

To download a copy of the report please click here

The “Cybercrime” report includes the following plenary papers: 

Launch of Conference
Maura Butler, Chairperson, ACJRD

Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Cyberattacks - A Question of Trust 
Presenter: Robert Hayes, Microsoft Executive Cybersecurity Advisor, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Keywords: Cyber-security; Cybercrime; Security; IT; Data; Network; Infrastructure; Cyber-attacks.

International Prevention and Enforcement Online
Presenter: Det. Sergeant Michael Moran, Assistant Director, Vulnerable Communities, INTERPOL

Keywords: Online enforcement; Prevention; Database; Interpol; Cybercrime; Cyber Criminal; Identification.

More than a Breach of Privacy: Image-based Sexual Abuse and the Irish Law Reform Commission on Harmful Communications
Presenter: Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham Law School, Durham University

Keywords: Privacy; Sexual abuse; Victims; Cybercrime; Consent; Revenge porn; Ireland; Sexual images.

On-line Child Sexual Exploitation: Grooming, Sexting and Cyberbullying
Presenter: Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

Keywords: Cyberbullying; Grooming; Children; Online exploitation; Online predators; Sexting.

Recommended Legislative Reforms on Child Protection 
Presenter: Professor Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Keywords: Children; Protection methods; Legislation; ICT; Ireland; Cyberbullying; Cybercrime; Criminal Law; Child Sexual Abuse.

The report also includes summaries of the following eight workshops: 

Victims, Victimisation and Terrorism: the Myths, Motives and Assumptions
Presenter: Dr. Orla Lynch, Lecturer in Criminology, University College Cork

Cyberbullying in Young People: Behaviour, Experiences, Resolutions
Presenter: Rebecca Dennehy, SPHeRE PhD Scholar, University College Cork

Cybercrime and Civil Liberties 
Presenter: Dr. T.J. McIntyre, Chair, Digital Rights Ireland, UCD Sutherland School of Law

Online Abuse, Harassment and Dating Abuse 
Presenter: Margaret Martin, Director, Women’s Aid

Towards Preventing Cyberbullying: Can Irish Parents’ Online Facility and Perceptions Help Inform Practice? A Quantitative Study 
Presenters: Dr. James O’Higgins Norman, Director, ABC - National Anti-Bullying Research & Resource Centre, & Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Dublin City University

Policing Challenges in Tackling Cybercrime in Ireland
Presenter: Det. Superintendent Michael Gubbins, Garda Cyber Crime Bureau

Online Extremism: Then and Now 
Presenter: Professor Maura Conway, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University and VOX-Pol

Computer Fraud - How it Happens, and How to Minimise the Risk
Presenter: Andy Harbison, Director - Head of IT Forensics, Grant Thornton Ireland

Maura Butler and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald 15.5.17

Pictured above:  Maura Butler, Chairperson, ACJRD, and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald at the launch of the ACJRD Annual Conference 2016 Report "Cybercrime".