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Cybercrime (7026.5)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166740) - View
  • Summer Semester 2015/16, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (156209) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145989) - View

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Syllabus

The unit provides an overview of one of the newest and most challenging forms of criminal activity, crime carried out using modern communication technologies. It reviews the origins of these crimes in 'ordinary' crime, and traces how these crimes have developed. It examines responses to the emerging threats posed by the various forms of cybercrime and considers the effectiveness of strategies used to combat them. Special topics may include: predatory stalking, hacking, malware (including viruses and worms), fraud against individuals or companies, and cyberterrorism.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Be familiar with the major fields of study in this increasingly important area of crime.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.

Prerequisites

4977 Introduction to Business Law OR 9523 Business Law & Ethics OR 6599 Law and Society OR 675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought OR 9271 Introduction to Criminology

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