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CRIM13-115: Cybercrime


In this subject you will examine the role of technology in crime and investigate the motivations, methodology and victims of cybercrime. You will study past and current cyber threats, and examine these new type of offences. The expansion of victimisation will be looked at and you will evaluate the effectiveness of institutional and investigative responses to cyber threats.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of technology in criminal behaviour, and cybercrime as contemporary and evolving crime categories. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the significant harms (financial, emotional and societal) that result from cybercrime. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of past, current cyber threats and future trends in cybercrime. 4. Apply criminological theories in evaluating why and how cybercrime occurs. 5. Develop and analyse strategies for the prevention, disruption and detection of and cybercrime. 6. Evaluate the role, responsibilities and investigative capacities of governments, law enforcement, regulatory agencies and corporate and private sectors groups in combating cybercrime.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022