Course syllabus



CRIM 710: Cybercrime

SEMESTER 1, 2018

30 points

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Course Convenor: 

Dr Claire Meehan

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Course delivery format:

One three hour seminar each week

(Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)

 Summary of Course Description:              

This course provides an exploration of cybercrime and cyber-harm, using examples such as cyberobscenity and cyberterrorism to illustrate the economic and social impacts. The course aims to encourage critical thinking, considering a range of key theoretical perspectives in criminal justice and their application to cybercrime. We analyse how the internet may promote criminal behaviour and contribute to the globalisation of crime. Finally, we examine the challenges of policing cybercrime, evaluating current approaches and discuss recommendations.

 Assessment Summary:

20% case study with media monitoring (due 31st March 2018)            

20% magazine article (due 30th April 2018)      

20% presentation and contribution to class (on or before week 11)

40% research essay (due 31st May 2018)

Prescribed Texts:

Yar, M., (2013) Cybercrime and Society (2nd Edition), London: Sage

Holt, T. J., Bossler, A. M., & Seigfried-Spellar, K. C. (2015). Cybercrime and digital forensics: An introduction. London: Routledge.

Deadlines for submission of coursework:           

Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you may be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension may be penalised by loss of marks – check course information for details.

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