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Spring 2018
Jun 18, 2024
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CNIT 42200 - Cyber Criminology
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines both the traditional and contemporary forms of cybercrime, including hacking, insider threat, Internet child pornography, cyberbullying, hacktivism, and cyberterrorism. Students will learn how computers can be either the target (e.g., hacking) or the tool (e.g., child pornography) for committing cybercrimes. In addition, this course will apply a variety of sociological, psychological, and criminological theories to help explain, "Why do some people engage in cybercrimes when others do not?" Theories discussed include: social learning theory, space transition theory, routine activity theory, social cognitive theory, techniques of neutralization, and personality characteristics. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: Polytechnic Institute
Department: Computer Information Tech

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette
      New Albany
      South Bend

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain how computers can be the "target." 2. Explain how computers can be the "tool." 3. Apply theoretical concepts to different cybercrimes. 4. Critically analyze empirical literature that tests theories of cybercrime.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      Comp Info Tech-BS
      Comp Info Tech-BS

Undergraduate level CNIT 32200 Minimum Grade of C-

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