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CRIM71-115: Cybercrime


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

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,760
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the role of technology in criminal behaviour, and cybercrime as contemporary and evolving crime categories.
2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the significant harms (financial, emotional and societal) that result from cybercrime.
3. Demonstrate a advanced understanding of past, current cyber threats and future trends in cybercrime.
4. Critically reflect on and develop advanced strategies for the prevention, disruption and detection of and cybercrime.
5. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the role, responsibilities and investigative capacities of governments, law enforcement, regulatory agencies and corporate and private sectors groups in combating cybercrime.
6. Demonstrate an advanced ability to research, interpret and apply established criminological theories in relation to cybercrime.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021