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Cybercrime minor represented by a student researching on her computerA minor in cybercrime will expose students to the world of crime involving computers, the internet and related modern technologies preparing them for professions in legal investigation, law enforcement and data analysis.  Students will explore the broad concepts and theories of white-collar crime and as well as the more specific crimes that are likely to occur on computers and technological devices including but not limited to identity theft, cyberstalking, trafficking, and extremism.

Students will also explore the legal frameworks that are specific to these types of crimes and identify techniques and tools used for investigating cybercrimes.

Course Requirements and Information

Requirements for the Cybercrime minor:

CJ 2450 White Collar Crime 3
CJ 2xxx Cyberlaw 3
CJ 2xxx Introduction to Cybercrime 3
CJ 2620 Digital Forensics and Investigations 3
CJ 2190 Transnational Crime and Corruption 3
Total: 15

After earning a minor in Cybercrime, students will be able to:

  • Identify, examine, and analyze the technical, legal, ethical, and operational challenges relating to the investigation and prevention of cybercrime.
  • Identify, discuss, and examine the need for and role of cybercrime laws.
  • Articulate and critically evaluate the ways in which digital evidence is identified, collected, acquired, and preserved.
  • Describe cyber organized crime and criminal groups that engage in cyber organized crime.
  • Critically examine international cybercrimes that may cross borders (i.e, hacktivism, cyberespionage, cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare, information warfare, disinformation, and electoral fraud).
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