This module is designed to introduce you to the human dimension of cybercrime and cyber security. It is not coming from a technical perspective, but instead a critical criminological approach is applied to the topic. This means that we will be questioning theory, policy and practice, and discuss the way that this area might develop in the future.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- To critically evaluate cutting edge research in the area of Cyber Crime and Cyber Security.
- To introduce the history of research into Cyber Crime.
- To develop an approach to Cyber Crime and Cyber Security that recognises the interdisciplinary nature of the area.
- To understand the organisations and key stake holders in the business of preventing, controlling and policing Cyber Crime
- To critically evaluate the theoretical foundation of research into Cyber Crime.
Lectures will cover a broad range of topics such as hackers and identity construction; monitoring and collection of online data in state and corporate surveillance; hate speech and online harassment; online sex crimes; online frauds; ransomware and doxware; illegal markets online; intellectual property infringement; cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism and “political deviancy”; approaches to prevent and counter cybercrimes; cybercrime research and the future of cybercrimes.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will take place in 2 teaching units per week, the format will be a mix of lectures, workshops and seminars to a total of 24 contact hours.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Wall, D. (2007). Cybercrime. Cambridge: Polity Press.
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Repeat assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External