Fall 2017 - CRIM 481 D100

Advanced Issues in Cybercrime (3)

Class Number: 5759

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    BLU 10901, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 380.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Analysis of complex, emerging and current cyber-security threats. Discusses methods used to identify cybercrime threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the social, economic and legal implications. Insight into creating an effective defensive plan, and an understanding of future security trends and threats which are likely to develop. Students who have taken CRIM 416/417/418 under this topic in Spring 2010 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

During this course, we will participate in a challenge against other Universities and organizations to try to develop and implement an effective campaign to counter the use the Internet by violent extremist groups. Currently the Internet is used by violent extremists to identify, recruit, and radicalize impressionable people to join their cause. Social media has proven to be very effective in this process. During this course, we will study this phenomenon, try to understand how and why it works, then propose alternatives, evaluate them, then develop and implement a single strategy to counter their message. We will discuss complementary topics, such as the role of the Dark Web, or internet-based financing possibilities. We will learn on-the-fly and no previous experience with social media, or knowledge of the extremist movement is assumed.

Grading

  • Presentations/Discussion Leads 5 x 6% = 30%%
  • Weekly Diary to EVP 10%
  • Weekly Journal to Me 10 x 2% = 20%%
  • Individual Evaluation & Committee Work: Self-evaluation (10%), Peer evaluation (20%), My assessment of contribution (10%) 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None. Readings will be distributed during class.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax. 
  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS