Introduction to Cybercrime
What you'll learn
- Computer crime
- Digital forensics
- Cyber investigations
- Child porn investigation
- Cyber terrorism
- Online fraud
- Digital piracy
- Criminal Justice
The purpose of this course is to present a broad overview of cybercrime and cybercriminal issues, including a basic understanding of computer technology, the history of computer crime, types of computer crime, legal aspects of cybercrime, defenses against cybercrime, investigatory techniques, digital forensics, and possible future areas of concern.
During this course, students will learn how to identify cyber attacks, distinguish between different types of attacks, and how to protect themselves from attack. In addition, they will learn how cybercrime evolved from the early use of phone systems to personal computers to the internet, and how modern cybercrime is evolving to include personal digital products such as mp3 players and cell phones.
Who this course is for:
- Beginning cyber students
- Investigators and law enforcement
- Computer users who wish to protect themselves
- Anyone interested in Cybercrime or Cybersecurity and looking for a place to get started
Kevin Jennings Graduated from Texas State University in 2014 with his PhD in Criminal Justice. His main research areas are Cybercrime, Digital Forensics, and Law Enforcement Technology, but he also enjoys teaching introductory courses and research methods. He is currently an Assistant Professor at a medium sized Southern University.
In his non-professional life, he enjoys computer gaming, reading, and The Society for Creative Anachronism (a worldwide medieval education and recreation group).