Legal methods in detecting cybercrime


  • Dr. Takleef Awad Abaid . Police College, Baghdad


- Legal methodsk . - Detection. - Cybercrime.


: Many countries have been concerned with the need to legislate a punitive law that combats cybercrime, because of the danger these crimes pose to society at all levels. In Iraq, there Is no special law to combat cybercrime.  Electronic crimes such as human trafficking as well as drugs, and these In and of themselves have special laws governing them, such as the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Law No. (50) of 2017, as well as the Electronic Signature and Electronic Transactions Law No. (78) of 2012, which included many articles related to electronic signature, electronic contracts and documents, as well as  Electronic commercial and financial contracts and electronic financial transfers, which are of high risk and damage to the Iraqi economy on the one hand, and on the other hand, there is difficulty In the procedures for investigating these crimes because of the ease of concealment, the speed of destruction of evidence, and the impossibility of examining all data on the Internet, and difficulties appear in how to collect  Evidence from inspection, inspection, experience, testimony and other procedures.


First: books

- Dr. Talif Awad Obaid: Criminal procedures during the trial stage for members of the Internal Security Forces, Library of Comparative Law, 1st edition, Baghdad, 2020.

- Police Brigadier Ahmed Fakhri Rashid: The Security Confrontation with Information Crime, Al-Sanhouri Library, Beirut, 2018

- Ammar Muzahim Mahdi: The Art of Criminal Investigation, 2nd edition, Legal Library, Baghdad, 2021

- Ahmed Khalifa Al-Malat: Information Crimes, Dar Al-Fikr Al-Jami’i, Alexandria, 2005.

- Abbas Ghaidan Al-Obaidi: Administrative Control towards Social Media, Arab Studies Center for Publishing and Distribution, 1st edition, Giza,2022.

- Dr. Ahmed Al-Sulayya: Criminal and Security Protection of the Witness, Dar Al-Fikr Al-Jami’i, 1st edition, Alexandria, 2007.

- Dr. Mamdouh Abdel Hamid Abdel Muttalib: Digital forensic research and investigation into computer and Internet crimes, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Qanuni, Egypt, 2006 AD.

- Abdullah Al-Hilali: Inspection of the computer system and information guarantees for the accused, without mentioning the publishing house, Cairo,2000.

- Jamil Abdel Baqi Al-Saghir: The Internet and Criminal Law, Dar Al-Nahda Al-Arabiya, Cairo, 2001.

- Abdel Fattah Hegazy: Principles of Criminal Procedure in Computer and Internet Crimes, Dar Al-Kutub Al-Lawaniyya, Cairo, 2007.

- Abdullah Al-Hilali: Witness Obligations to Report Information Crimes, Dar Al-Nahda Al-Arabiya, Cairo, 2000.

- A. Abdel Amir Al-Ukaili, Dr. Salim Harba: Explanation of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Part 1, Beirut, 2009.

Second: Theses, research and other sources

- Aubah Zainab Sarah: Judicial experience in information crime, a master’s thesis submitted to the Faculty of Law and Politics, University of Algiers,2014.

- Nasser bin Muhammad Al-Baqmi: Combating information crimes and their applications in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, UAE Lecture Series issued by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Issue 116, 2008.

- Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Ala Aqeedah, Investigation and Collection of Evidence in the Field of Cybercrimes, from the research papers of the First Scientific Conference on the Legal and Security Aspects of Electronic Operations, Dubai Police Academy, Research and Studies Centre, Issue 1, year 2003 AD, Dubai/United Arab Emirates.

- Dr. Saleh Al-Barbari: The role of the police in combating cybercrime, Conference on Legal and Security Aspects of Electronic Operations, Dubai, 2003 AD.

- Dr. Adel Khamis Al-Amiri: Inspection of information crimes, Police Thought Magazine, Police Research Center, Sharjah Police General Command, Volume 22, Issue 86, UAE, 2013.

- Ben Badra Abdel Halim: Procedures for research and investigation into information crime - privacy and problems, Journal of Law and Human Sciences, Zian Achour University in Djelfa, Issue 23, Algeria, 2015.

- Yahya Al-Shadidi: Testimony in Electronic Crime, Al-Baath Magazine, Volume 38, Issue 50, Damascus, 2016.

- Dr. Abdullah Hussein Ali Mahmoud, procedures for collecting evidence in the field of information theft, research presented to the first scientific conference on the legal and security aspects of electronic operations, criminal law axis, Dubai, for the period (26-28) April 2003 AD.

- Rashid Bashir Ibrahim: Criminal investigation into information technology crimes (an applied study on the Emirate of Abu Dhabi), research published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Issue 131, 2008.

- Dr. Inspired by a means: Difficulties in investigating and proving information crimes legally and judicially and methods of confronting them, The First International Conference on Combating Information Crimes ICACC, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia, 2015.

Third: Laws and regulations

- Iraqi Code of Criminal Procedure No. 23 of 1971.

- Iraqi Electronic Signature Law No. 78 of 2012.

- Iraqi Funds Electronic Payment Services System No. 3 of 2014.



How to Cite

., D. T. A. A. (2024). Legal methods in detecting cybercrime. TIKRIT UNIVERSITY JOURNAL FOR RIGHTS, 8(1), 412–427. Retrieved from