|Assessment length / details
|Case Study Written assignment 2000 Words
|Group (Online) Presentation 20 Minutes
|Essay 2000 Words
|Case Study Resubmit Case Study 2000 Words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Critically assess how the internet has reshaped existing crimes and enabled the emergence of new ones
Critically analyse different categories and features of 'cyber-enabled' and 'cyber-dependent' crime.
Critically evaluate contemporary approaches to cybercrime prevention, surveillance, policing and cybersecurity
Critically assess the usefulness of criminological theory for explaining cybercrime motivation and victimisation
This module introduces students to the criminological study of cybercrime. It draws on key literature and current research to consider the ways in which new and emerging forms of information and communication technologies provide opportunities for a variety of deviant and criminal behaviours. It examines criminological definitions and theories of cybercrime and challenges relating to security, surveillance, regulation and policing cybercrime as well as case studies of types of cybercrime, including, for example: fraud, identity theft, cyber-trafficking, cyber-espionage, cyber-terrorism and cyber-stalking. Additionally, the module critically engages with issues surrounding victims’ experiences of cybercrime and offender motivations in a variety of familiar and less familiar contexts.
Offender and victim typologies, motivations and vulnerabilities;
Fraud, identity theft, phishing, hacking and viruses;
Cyber espionage and terrorism;
Cyberbullying and cyberstalking;
Pornography and grooming;
Cyber trafficking with focus on areas including, but not limited to: the heritage sector, people, animals, and weapons
Security, surveillance and regulation of cyberspace
|Adaptability and resilience
|This skill is assessed through the fact that there are 3 very different assignment types on this module. Students need to develop adaptability and resilience in working towards completion of each one.
|Co-ordinating with others
|This skill is developed through group work for the online group presentation
|All assessments are created and submitted online. Students will develop digital capabilities in completing each assignment.
|Real world sense
|This skill is developed in the fact that the module is run entirely online. Criminologists working in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity would be required to conduct their work online.
This module is at CQFW Level 6