|Course level||Advanced Bachelor/Master|
|Recommended course combination||Session 1: International Criminal Justice|
Session 2: Laws in Antiquity: Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World
||28 July to 11 August 2018
|Co-ordinating lecturer||Dr Rutger Leukfeldt
|Other lecturers||Prof. Catrien Bijleveld
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures, guest lectures, interactive discussions, applied research|
|Form(s) of assessment||Paper and presentation|
Digitization has consequences for the entire spectrum of crime and raises all sorts of questions. For example, are we dealing with the same old offenders simply moving their activities online? Or has a new type of criminal emerged, with their own characteristics and motives? What personal and contextual characteristics increase or decrease the risk of falling victim to cybercrime? And which actors are best placed to protect potential victims: the police, commercial cybersecurity companies, internet service providers, hosting services?
This course tackles such questions by looking at cybercrime from the human perspective. Topics covered include criminological theories in the information era, victim and offender profiles, cybercriminal networks and, of course, fighting this form of crime. However, the exact nature of the issues addressed is largely up to you as a participant: at an interactive session in the first week, you formulate relevant research questions and then collect and analyse data with a view to presenting your findings at the end of the course.
This course is organized jointly with the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), home to a world-leading research group on the human factor in cybercrime.
At the end of this course, you: