In our digital society, technology is central to how we work, study, live and play. Digital technology, including social media, has also come to play a central role in crime perpetration and response. This unit introduces students to key theories and debates in criminology about the nature, causes and prevalence of a range of cybercrimes and online harms, as well as the use of internet and digital technologies to respond to crime, record harm and seek alternative forms of justice. Topics covered may include digital fraud, image-based abuse, hacking and hacktivism, online hate, digital surveillance, and digital engagement and justice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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