Spring 2018 - CRIM 480 D100

Computer Forensics and Cybercrime (3)

Class Number: 9573

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 2122, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CRlM 380.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Advanced exploration of high-tech crime and exploration of the tools and techniques used by cyber-criminals. Examines the techniques used by law enforcement to investigate and prosecute offenders, as well as the probable future development of cybercrime. Students who have taken CRIM 416/417/418 under the topic in Spring 2010 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Just as businesses and the public have embraced computers and the Internet, so have criminals. Although cyber-crime can be defined as any crime which involves computers, this course will focus on those crimes where the computer is an integral part of the crime. Each week a specialized cyber-crime issue will be covered by first exploring an overview of the issue, how criminals take advantage of technology to commit their crimes, how the good guys can protect themselves and their stakeholders, and finally what can be done to collect evidence about the activities of the offenders once the crime does happen.

Grading

  • Thought Papers - 5% x4 20%
  • Presentations - 10% x 2 20%
  • Assignments - 5% x4 20%
  • Group Project Paper *Draft* 10%
  • Group Project Paper *Final* 20%
  • Group Project Presentation 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

System Forensics, Investigation, and Response - Third Edition Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (Sept. 1, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1284121844 ISBN-13: 978-1284121841 Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.8 x 23.1 cm Shipping Weight: 612 g

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