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Cyber Crime and Security

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: POL30018

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with an in-depth, critical understanding of cyber-crime and security. Students will learn about the history and development of contemporary crime and security problems facilitated by digital technology, including hacking, malware, darknet offences and cyber terrorism. Students will also critically evaluate and develop online policing and security strategies intended to counter cyber-crime and security problems.


Topics to be discussed may include:

  • The history of cyber crime and security
  • Hacking
  • Piracy and intellectual property crimes
  • Cyber fraud
  • Malware
  • Darknet offences
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cyber security policy
  • Online policing.

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