Criminal Justice- Cybersecurity & Cybercrime
Learn all about cybercrime, the vulnerability of the internet, the different types of criminal threats, cyber fraud, theft and organized crime. Perfect for future law enforcement.Take This Free Course →
Heather Devincent Cook, J.D.
Mrs. Devincent-Cook earned her Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law
- Beginner (No prior experience needed)
- 18 Lessons Online
- No Schedules, Self-Paced
- Detailed Videos & Exercises
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The internet and the rise of computing have had a significant impact on both crime and law enforcement, as is it's created new ways to commit crimes. It's now much easier to commit crimes on a global scale rather than a local scale within a traditional jurisdiction. Traditional crimes like breaking into a car, gambling halls, or even assault, are dwarfed in comparison to the size and scale that's capable with internet-based crime. Whether that's stealing terabytes of classified state secrets, hacking massive infrastructure, or espionage across the globe. It's changed the way that organizations operate, along with how criminals operate, and so as a result has a significant impact on how law enforcement needs to operate as well.
At the same time, this evolving change from law enforcement brings about many risks to personal privacy and other civil liberties as a result.
This course is perfect for Criminal Justice degrees or careers in law enforcement, government, intelligence, and computers. Students will learn all about cyberspace, the vulnerability of the internet, the different types of criminal threats, cyber fraud, theft and organized crime.
This course provides students with an extensive overview of the world of cybersecurity. There is also an emphasis on essential terminology, the malicious actors in cyberspace, government regulation, international involvement, and the future of cybersecurity.
Sample Lesson List
- Cyber Fraud, Theft, and Organized Crime
- The Constitution and Cyberspace
- Hacktivists and Insurgency
- Digital Warfare
- Privacy in the Digital Age
- Risks to Critical Infrastructure
- …and More! 18 free lessons in total. Get Started →
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