Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8040-2023
Cyber Crime and Cyber Policing
Investigate the motivations, methodology and the victims of cyber crime by studying past and current cyber threats and future trends in high tech crime. Follow the involvement of transnational organised crime groups and profit trails.
Prior study needed
- 24 July 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
On sucessful completion of this subject, you will be to
- understand, analyse, and critically discuss different types of cyber crime activities with respect to the motivations, methods of operation of offenders, and the types of victims/targets
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of past, current cyber threats and future trends in high tech crime
- analyse the impact of cyber crime on government, businesses, society and individuals
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of strategies and steps to investigate digital evidence.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
The unit was previously known as PICX840 Cyber Crime and Cyber Policing
Cybercrime 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 cybercrime is increasingly about criminal profit and this is reflected in the involvement of transnational organised crime groups. This subject will provide students with detailed understanding about the different types of cybercrime, the perpetrators, and investigation techniques.
- Weekly Particiaption/Engagement (10%)
- Weely Quiz (10%)
- Cyber Breach Case Study (30%)
- Research Essay (50%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MAQ-PICX840 (Not currently available)
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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