CR 460 Computer Forensics and Cybercrime

Explore how technology is broadening the reach of tech-savvy criminals.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

With our increasing dependence on technology, computer-related crimes are growing in sophistication and scope. In CR 460 Computer Forensics and Cybercrime, you’ll examine types of crimes that are committed using technology, including computers, cell phones, networks and social media.

Through discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments, you’ll have the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the challenges facing law enforcement as the risk to identity security intensifies.

What You’ll Learn in CR 460

In this course, you’ll explore strategies and tactics for combating cybercrime and cybercriminals. Future crime and behavioral theories are also discussed.

Course Topics

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

  • Introduction to Cybercrime
  • Behavioral Aspects and Theories of Cybercrime
  • Identity Theft, Internet Fraud, Terrorism and Organized Crime
  • Computer Law and Prosecution of Computer Crime
  • The Fourth Amendment and Legal Issues in the Digital Arena
  • Computer Forensics
  • Sizing and Processing Digital Evidence
  • Future Issues in Cyberspace

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 460, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of computers and computer terminology, as well as computer crime typology.
  • Explain the role of computer technology in terrorism and organized crime.
  • Identify the behavioral characteristics of computer criminals.
  • Identify the legalities of prosecuting cybercrime.
  • Describe the basics of computer forensics to include search and seizure, processing of evidence and report preparation.
  • Evaluate emerging issues in computer and cyber forensics and critically analyze the positions or arguments around the issues.
  • Identify future trends and emerging concerns generated by advancing computer technology.

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

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