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Fraud and Cybercrime

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ326 | 2024

Study the fast-moving world of tech-enabled crime. Cover viruses, ransomware attacks, online fraud and child exploitation, cyber terrorism, stalking and bullying. Consider current approaches to combatting these crimes. 

Study method
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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Fraud and Cybercrime

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of fraud and cybercrime as contemporary and evolving crime categories.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the significant harms (financial, emotional and societal) that result from fraud and cybercrime.
    3. Apply criminological theories to understand why and how fraud and cybercrime occurs.
    4. Developing basic strategies for the prevention, disruption and detection of fraud and cybercrime.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the role, responsibilities and investigative capacities of governments, law enforcement, regulatory agencies and corporate and private sectors groups in combatting fraud and cybercrime.
    6. Demonstrate sound analysis and problem-solving skills.

Entry requirements


This is not an introductory subject, it is a third year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology subjects.
Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

15 student respondents between 20 Feb - 15 Sept 2023.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

80%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

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