Course Title: Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

INTE2079

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2015

INTE2079

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016

INTE2400

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Anastasia Powell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3566

Course Coordinator Email: anastasia.powell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.4.07

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course, you will learn about the impact of information and communications technology, the range of criminal activity associated with digital technologies, as well as the problems, issues and responses available to criminal justice and other regulatory agencies. You will consider the range of criminal activity associated with computing and the digital environment and the issues and challenges faced by criminal justice agencies in responding to this criminal activity. You will be introduced to a range of major criminological issues allied with technology and some of their related political, theoretical and societal issues.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on the impact of communications technologies on crime and justice;
  • Identify and describe the application of criminal and evidentiary law to crimes committed in the digital environment;
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to emerging problems associated with law enforcement involving computer crime as well as the various national and international responses to it;
  • Communicate effectively in a written format, drawing on criminological and legal research into cybercrimes.


In this course, you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on key concepts and contemporary issues within Criminology in local and international contexts
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of Criminological problems or issues associated with crime management and the justice system
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate formats, media and styles to diverse audiences in Criminology and the criminal justice sector


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be offered either fully online or as face to face classes.

Online Delivery: There are no face-to-face classes associated with this form of learning however academic staff are available should assistance be required. The course is modularised with critical learning delivered through online reading/research and online discussion forums

Face to Face Delivery: A combination of online and face-to-face activities will feature in this form of learning, which may include online lecture delivery and face-to-face seminars.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Prescribed readings are provided electronically as well as a range of recommended readings and multi-media material.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include online quizzes, academic skills exercises, presentations, reports, essays, and collaborative problem solving. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment