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Effective Term:
Fall 2024

Course Number:
CJA 227
Course Title:
Intro to Cybercrime
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Course Description

Provides foundational knowledge and technologies needed to detect, investigate, and prevent computer-related crimes. Introduces current trends centered on exploiting individuals as well as private and government institutions. Examines laws and dynamics of prosecuting cybercrime. Recommended: WR 115. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Introduces methods used by cybercriminals to commit crimes such as phishing, malware and ransomware attacks. Provides an overview of legal and ethical issues.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Identify common issues and trends related to cybercrime investigations.

2. Identify technologies to fight and mitigate computer-related crimes.

3. Discuss laws and constitutional issues related to cybercrime prosecutions.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Examinations, written assignments, projects and discussions.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Overview of cybercrime including definition, types and impact on individuals
  • Types of malware
  • How hackers manipulate human behavior to gain unauthorized access
  • Methods of collecting and analyzing digital evidence
  • Techniques used to monitor and respond to cyber threats
  • Data breaches
  • Understanding the importance of policies and risk assessment