Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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.
• 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
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.
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