Policing cybercrime in the Cloud

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Leeds

Principal Researcher

David Wall

Level of Research

Professional / Work-based

Project Start Date

September 2015

Research Context

​This interdisciplinary research leads workpackage 5 and also contributes to 1 & 6. It is part of the Combatting Criminals In The Cloud (CRITiCal) project funded by the EPSRC/ESRC CONTRAILS, with Durham and Newcastle Universities (Dr Thomas Gross is the overall PI).


It looks at

  1. how we understand Cybercrime in the Cloud;
  2. who the offender groups are and what types of data and evidence are required to bring them to account for their actions, either in court or elsewhere;
  3. what interventions can be used to prevent them from committing more serious cybercrimes.

Research Methodology

​The methodology is largely based upon analysis of a number of original data sources, combined with interviews and script analysis of cases.

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

September 2020
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