Upon completing the Certificate in Cyber Crime, students will be able to analyze cyber deviance and cybercrime activities from both sociological and criminological perspectives.
The courses students take as part of this certificate will prepare them to assess the role of law enforcement in cyber privacy and the investigation, prosecution, and prevention of cyber crime worldwide.
The certificate consists of 18 credit hours, with 15 of these being required courses, in addition to a 3-hour elective.
Required Courses: 15 Hours
CRJU 1103: Introduction to Criminal Justice
The history and philosophy of law enforcement, criminal justice administration, and criminal rehabilitation. Criminal justice is examined as a product of social forces and as a modern institution which impacts upon other social institutions. Emphasis on criminal justice as a process involving many organizations and agencies with diverse clientele and purposes. Prerequisite(s): None.
PHIL 2030: Introduction to Ethics
This course introduces students to ethics, which is the rational investigation of the right and the good. It focuses on questions related to the nature of morality, the assessment of moral theories, and the application of moral theories to particular moral problems.
CRJU 3540: Cyber Crime
An introduction to cybercrime from a criminological perspective. This course will cover the history of computer based crime; the legal, social, and technical impact of cybercrime; and the types of crimes committed with the assistance of a computer. Additional topics include investigating and policing the cyber world, punishment and jurisdiction issues, and victimization. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing (30 hours completed) or higher.
CRJU 4540: Law Enforcement in the Digital Age
This course will focus on how law enforcement uses technology in all types of criminal investigation and for crime prevention as well as the challenges faced by law enforcement in combatting crime in the age of cybercrime. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing (30 hours completed) or higher.
POLS 4920: Intro to Strategic Cyber Security
This course introduces students to the geo-political, economic and social issues that inform public policy decisions with regard to cybersecurity. The fascinating world of strategic cyber security covers topics as diverse as cyber war, hacktivism, big data, cyber-crime and threats to critical infrastructure. We will also discuss common vulnerabilities of the internet, as well as legal and ethical concerns relating to issues of privacy and government surveillance of the internet.
Elective: 3 Hours — Choose From ONE of the Following:
CRJU 3341: White Collar Crime
The study of criminal abuse of trust and power in corporations and government, including corporate abuse of power against owners, employees, publics-in-contact, and the public-at-large, as well as official response to such crimes. Organized crime, computer crime, electronic crime, securities fraud, and relevant law enforcement strategies are analyzed and contrasted with street crime. Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1103 or SOCI 1101.
CRJU 4431: Criminology
The study of criminal behavior and its treatment. The development of criminal behavior and societal reaction in contemporary society are addressed in terms of major social theories of crime and its causation. The treatment and rehabilitation of the offender by probation, imprisonment, and parole are addressed in terms of philosophy and policy. Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1103 or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1103/PSYC 1103; SOCI 1160; SOCI 3002 or SOCI 3003; and SOCI 3380
CRJU 3330: Deviance
This course covers theoretical and empirical issues in the understanding and designations of deviant behavior and addresses the analysis or the social causes and consequences of deviance, conformity, and societal reactions. Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1101; SOCI 1160.
POLS 4906: International Terrorism
This course will introduce students to the phenomenon of international terrorism. The course will examine the meaning and uses of terrorism and different interpretations used by different countries, peoples and governments. Students will be introduced to various theories explaining the phenomenon as well as to actual case studies of terrorist events. Prerequisite(s): POLS 1101, grade of C or better. POLS 1101 and POLS 3800.
POLS 4912: Counterterrorism
This course will focus on examining the macro and micro level approaches to combating domestic and international terrorism. Prerequisite(s): POLS 1101 and POLS 3800.
POLS or CRJU 4960: Internship
A service-learning experience based in an institution/agency, emphasizing the completion of specific tasks and the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills, and values under the supervision of the university, the academic supervisor, and the cooperating institution/agency. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
POLS or CRJU 4950: Approved Selected Topics Course
A variable content course. Either as a faculty initiated course which allows students the opportunity to enroll in specifically titled courses, or as a student initiated directed study. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing; permission of instructor; and contractual agreement with department chair.
The following electives are offered in conjunction with the School of Computer & Cyber Sciences:
AIST 2320: Networking
Introduces networking technology to include networking standards, networking media, networking hardware, access methods, network operating systems, TCP/IP basics, network security and the fundamentals of local area network and wide area network technologies.
CSCI 3520: Intro to Cyber Security
Overview of information security practices and needs. Topics include information security, types of attacks, risk analysis and management, security technologies, and basic information security implementation. Prerequisites: AIST2320 with a grade of C or better, or MINF3614 >= C or CSCI3271 >= C
CSCI 3541: Digital Forensics
Overview of information security forensics activities. Topics include digital forensics investigative basics, techniques, and digital forensics examination criteria. Course includes hands-on lab activities where techniques and procedures are displayed and tested. Prerequisites: CSCI3520 >= C or AIST2320 >= C and AIST2330 >= C