CC440
The Human Factor in Cybercrime
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course investigates cybercrime from a non-technical standpoint, focussing on the individual characteristics of its perpetrators and victims, and their influence on criminal justice responses. It employs a case-study approach to assess how digital technologies influence personal decision making, while also studying how individuals shape technologies. The course will consider contemporary criminological perspectives of cybercrime, drawn from cultural and victim studies, to challenge its definitional boundaries and identify the internetís criminogenic potential. Topics covered may include hacking and hacktivist groups, xenophobia and racism online, social engineering and fraud, interpersonal victimization, child sexual abuse materials networks, investigating and policing cybercrimes, and emerging trends in response to contemporary cybercrime issues.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
CC240
Exclusions
CC411E
Location
Brantford