Cyber Crime (Previously: Cybercrime) - 2016

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Unit summary

PICX840

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 3,120.00
International 3,370.00

 Cyber Crime refers to an array of criminal activity including offences against computer data and systems, computer-related offences, content offences, and copyright offences. While early computer hackers were more interested in youthful exploration, modern cyber crime is increasingly about criminal profit and this is reflected in the involvement of transnational organised crime groups. This unit will explore the types of cyber crime, the perpetrators and investigation techniques.

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  1. interpret the various aspects of cyber crime theory and what constitutes criminal and noncriminal offending
  2. classify different incidents into the main cyber crime categories
  3. identify the perpetrators and recognise the threat level each play in the cyber crime environment
  4. synthesise core investigation techniques and devise a comprehensive investigation plan.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Cyber Crime Cases
2Cyber Criminals
3Cyber Law
4Counter Measures
5Pre Investigation Planning/Management
6Scene Attendance
7Digital Forensics and Mobile Forensics
8e.discovery
9Cyber Space Investigations
10Future Trends

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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