bcc401 | undergraduate

Cybercrimes In The 21st Century

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This course explores developments and changes in the practice of criminal justice brought about by technology and crime as well as the rapid technological change in computers, and other Internet access devices. Specific topics include: cybercrime, how different cybercrimes are committed, the rapid evolution of technology and its effects on crime, cybercrimes against persons, and criminal justice agencies involved in the investigation and prevention of cybercrimes. The new skills and knowledge gained in this course will add to the protection, safety, and security of our society.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Cybercrimes Against Property

    • Identify the role of criminal justice agencies in the investigation of cybercrimes against property.
    • Describe types of cybercrimes against property including phishing, hacking, and identity theft.
    • Explain why people commit cybercrimes against property.
    • Assess the effect of cybercrime against property.

    Cybercrimes Against Persons

    • Describe how the prevalence of information technology has led to changes in cybercrimes against persons.
    • Describe how technologically advanced equipment is used to prevent and investigate cybercrimes against persons.
    • Assess the effects of cyberstalking.

    Cybercrime Investigation and Prevention

    • Describe how law enforcement agencies investigate cybercrime.
    • Describe how law enforcement agencies prevent cybercrime.
    • Assess the roles of local, state, and federal government in the development of cybercrime prevention strategies.

    The Future of Technology and Cybercrime

    • Analyze the relationship between the future of technology and cybercrime.
    • Describe how the Internet may be used by future cybercriminals.
    • Predict the future financial effect of cybercrime on society.
    • Evaluate law enforcement methods used to identify future trends of cybercriminals.

    Introduction to Cybercrime

    • Determine what technologies can be used to commit cybercrime.
    • Identify the effect of cybercrime on society.
    • Explain the financial consequences of cybercrime in the United States.
    • Describe how the evolution of technology has affected cybercrime.
    • Define cybercrime.
    • Describe how the definition of cybercrime was developed.
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