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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Communicate ideas and information appropriately for a person with academic or professional training, including communicating in written and oral forms
- Explain the scope and dimensions of the topic area of cybercrime
- Undertake selective and critical research into cybercrime
- Give an account of the origins and development of cybercrime
- Relate cybercrime to traditional categories of crime and account for any similarities or differences
- Anticipate future developments in cybercrime
- Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to combat cybercrime
- Work effectively by themselves or in group learning tasks
- Apply professional standards in discussion and exhibit ethical and responsible values.
Prerequisites4977 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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The prescribed textbook is available for purchase at the Co-Op Bookshop:
Gregor Urbas, Cybercrime: Legislation, Cases and Commentary (Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2015).
Detailed lecture slides will be posted to Canvas along with the recorded lectures. Other weekly readings will be posted as pdf files to Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All written assessment items will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Participation in discussion groups forms part of this course and interaction through online forums forms part of its assessment scheme.
Required IT skills
You are expected to have or to gain general computer skills sufficient to undertake research and to prepare written assignments. You are also expected to have the ability to use Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Note: Some of the topics dealt with in this unit may be personally challenging to some students. If any issues arise, please speak to the lecture confidentially or consult University of Canberra counselling: http://www.canberra.edu.au/medical-counselling