NS7517: Cybercriminology


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NS7517: Cybercriminology

Module Title Cybercriminology
Module Code NS7517
Module Tutor Brian Frederick
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

The module provides an overview of the types of offenders who commit cybercrime and cyberdeviance and the criminological, sociological and psychological theoretical explanations that are used (or that can be used) to explain these behaviours. The module explores a range of key theoretical issues and contemporary approaches in cybercriminology.

Indicative Syllabus

• Cybercrime, cyberdeviance & cyberidentity

• The criminal justice system’s response to the commission of cybercrime

• Development and implementation of domestic and international laws to prevent, investigate and prosecute cybercrime.

• Digital forensic investigation

• personal and professional security with respect to online/virtual environments and technologies;

• legal and ethical issues in computing

• Scrutinising web-based content and e-technologies;

• The cyber field site

• The internet of things & the dark net

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Critically analyse different theoretical approaches to the study of cybercrime and cyberdeviance;

2. Evaluate approaches to managing cybercrime and cyberdeviance as applied across a range of virtual settings, countries, contexts and systems;

3. Demonstrate systematic understanding, self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems that occur in, or as a result of, virtual space and e-technologies.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: Portfolio: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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