Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    24 credits of previous study

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit is concerned with the role of technology in facilitating and enabling crime. The pervasiveness of technology across all aspects of society has seen the face of crime change in recent decades. This transition provides many challenges to law enforcement in terms of policing crime in both offline and online environments. This unit will examine the many forms of cybercrime and provide an introduction to crime in the virtual world.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the conclusion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. discuss and analyse cybercrime, in terms of how it is defined and what it encompasses
    2. identify the risks and challenges associated with technology and its impact on crime
    3. develop methods to evaluate effective policing and crime prevention strategies against cybercrime
    4. express ideas clearly in a written format.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.