Credit points: 15
This subject explores the world of cybercrime. Cybercrimes are those crimes that in some way involve computers and information and communications technology, whether as the target, tool or medium of criminal activity. We study a variety of such offences, from among the following: cyberstalking and harassment, sex and cybercrime, cybercrimes against children, hacking for profit, cyber extorsion, online fraud, "hacktivism", online hate crime, offensive content online, cyberespionage, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism, and the dark web. We look at the nature and contexts of such offending, its causes and effects, and how it can be prevented and prosecuted. We also examine the social and legal policy issues raised by cybercrimes and current debates about law reform in the rapidly evolving arena of cybercrime.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesSeminar discussions, research assignment, take home examination.
Prerequisites(LAW1LIM OR LCR1ALS) AND (LCR1CLC OR LAW1CRL)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
PublisherOxford University Press
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Analytical exercise (450 words). Short expository task on a set reading.
Research assignment (2,700 words). Students complete an academic essay or law reform submission, selected from set topics.
Final examination (1,350 words).
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