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
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 19 May 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 27 May 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Fraud and Cybercrime
About this subject
After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of fraud and cybercrime as contemporary and evolving crime categories.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the significant harms (financial, emotional and societal) that result from fraud and cybercrime.
- Apply criminological theories to understand why and how fraud and cybercrime occurs.
- Developing basic strategies for the prevention, disruption and detection of fraud and cybercrime.
- 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.
- Demonstrate sound analysis and problem-solving skills.
- Introduction to fraud and cybercrime
- Scale and impact of fraud and cybercrime
- Cybercrime Theories
- Cybercrime: Computer as Target
- Interpersonal Cybercrime
- Cyber-Facilitated Child Exploitation
- Identity and Financial Cybercrime
- Cyber Organised Crime and the Dark Net
- Cyber Terrorism
- Investigating Fraud and Cybercrime
- Preventing Fraud and Cybercrime
- Future Challenges and Course Review
This subject covers a range of technology-enabled crimes, including attacks on computer hardware (i.e., viruses, ransomware attacks, etc.) and those crimes in which computers are used as the primary facilitator of the crime (i.e., online fraud, cyber terrorism, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, etc.).
Fraud and cybercrime are evolving and contemporary crime categories. These crimes have significant impact on the financial and emotional wellbeing of victims, along with broader societal impact. Current approaches to preventing, detecting and punishing these crimes have proven to be challenging as governments, law enforcement and regulatory agencies attempt to combat their growing prevalence and sophistication of offender methodologies.
Part 1 introduces students to the broad concepts of fraud and cybercrime, providing a foundation on which to develop more specific understandings of the multi-faceted nature of these crimes and their prevalence. We will consider the nature and patterns of offending and cybercrime victimology.
Part 2 provides a review of the prevalence and nature of specific types of fraud and cybercrime. Students explore topics ranging from cyber stalking through to cyber terrorism, online investment and romance fraud and identity theft and fraud.
Part 3 explores prevention and investigation approaches to cybercrime.
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Cybercrime Case Study (50%)
- Final Exam (40%)
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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.
No additional requirements
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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100%of students felt the study load was manageable
80%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills
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