Cybercrime training at the Judicial Institute of Jordan

Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network. In general, cybercrimes are carried out in order to generate profit for the cybercriminals. Other types of such crimes are designed to damage or disable computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information, images or other materials. 

In order to match up this rapidly changing world of technology, judges need to be fully updated so that they can handle cybercrime cases. Thirteen Palestinian judges concluded today Thursday 13 June 2019 a training on Cybercrime at the Judicial Institute of Jordan in Amman.

The four-day training aims to expose Palestinian Judges to generalities and latest developments on the cybercrime, thus raising the capabilities  of all judges involved in dealing with the specificity of these cases and overcoming limitations of current Palestine Law on cybercrime.

During the training period, participants paid visits to The Computer Crimes Dept. Laboratory at the General Security Department - Directorate of Criminal Evidence and Laboratories and to the Cyber Crime Section at the Public Prosecution in Amman.

Trainees are not only judges specialised in cybercrime cases, but mainly judges part of the pool of trainers of the Palestinian Judicial Institute. The competences received will be further disseminated among other 50 judges from regular courts in the PJI premises in the near future. EUPOL COPPS has facilitated and funded the event.