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MSCR 660 Cyber Criminology

Examine crime in the age of technology.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Computers make it possible for criminals to work undetected until their crime is committed. In minutes, their targeted audience feels the consequences. In MSCR 650 Cyber Criminology you’ll examine crimes committed using computer technology, including cyber terrorism, the hacker subculture and computer-aided white-collar crime.

Throughout the course, a variety of assessment methods will enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 660

In this course, you’ll examine strategies, tactics and collaboration involved in combating cyber crime and cyber criminals. You’ll delve into the hacker subculture and discover how malicious software and computer viruses are used in cyber crime. You’ll discuss the role of computers in white-collar crime, and examine legislation designed to address cyber crime. You’ll also analyze criminological theories and explore future trends in digital crime, including cyber terrorism.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Overview of Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Behavioral Aspects of Computer Crime
  • Understanding Digital Criminals and the Hacker Subculture
  • Computer-Assisted White-Collar Crimes
  • Introduction to Malicious Software and Computer Viruses
  • Child Pornography and Online Sexual Victimization
  • Online Hate Speech
  • Legislation Related to Digital Crime
  • Roles and Responses of Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Investigating Cyber Crime
  • Introduction to Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Understanding Wireless Networking and Information Security
  • Future of Digital Terrorism

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 660, you will be able to:

  • Examine major issues identified as cyber criminology concerns.
  • Identify types of crimes committed through the use of computer technology.
  • Discuss sociological, psychological and political theories of cyber criminals.
  • Identify legal strategies and tactics for combating computer crime.
  • Outline investigation and research of digital crime and future areas of concern.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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