Cyber Crime

CYB70004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

14 Mar 22 - 12 Jun 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
27 Mar 22

8 Apr 22

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Apr 22

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


50 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide students with an overview of the discipline of criminology through a presentation of the major theoretical models as well as the application of these models to a variety of criminal justice settings. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within the criminal justice system. The profiles of cybercriminals will be examined in order to develop strategies for early cyber crime prevention.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Utilise criminological theories to identify and explain the nature and types of cybercrime
2. Critically analyse preventative measures used to analyse and prevent different types of cybercrime
3. Critically review the literature relating to the cybercrime profiling to develop a strategy for the prevention of cyber crime
4. Conduct research into cybercrime based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods
5. Identify and assess the ethical considerations of criminologists engaged in research, work and/or community settings