Spring 2019 - CRIM 218 D900

Introductory Special Topics in Criminology (3)

Current Perspectives in Cybercrime

Class Number: 6911

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SUR 5240, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SUR 3090, Surrey

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introductory analysis of specific areas of criminology or criminal justice. Subjects covered will change from term to term depending on the specific interests of faculty, or students and current issues in criminology.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will address current and emerging issues in the study of cybercrime. Including questions such as: How does the Internet facilitate crime? Is the Internet to blame? Can technology prevent cybercrime? Is the cybercrime context changing for the better or worse?  Might the present wave of cybercrime recede as the Internet matures?  Where do the vulnerabilities lie? What role can end-users play in reducing cybercrime? What are the limitations of prevention, detection and prosecution? Will the Internet of Things take care of our needs, boost our economy, reduce our workload and enrich our lives?  Should we be afraid of the fridge and the toaster?

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation/Attendance 20%
  • Term Paper 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

 Electronic readings will be assigned.

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://www.sfu.ca/students/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