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  This module is a resource for lecturers  

 

Possible class structure

 

The following is a recommended structure for the class. Students should complete the required readings before coming to class. The lecture is meant to reinforce what they learned in the readings and the exercises are designed to apply what they learned in the readings and the lecture. The following breakdown is designed for a three-hour class. Lecturers can adapt the structure based on their needs and class times.

Introduction and learning outcomes

Lecture  (10 minutes):

  • Provide a brief introduction to the class and its contents
  • Identify and discuss the learning outcomes of the class
 

Cyber organized crime: What it is

Lecture  (30 minutes):

  • Describe cyber organized crime
 

Criminal groups that engaged in cyber organized crime

Lecture  (30 minutes):

  • Identify criminal groups that engage in cyber organized crime
  • Identify and discuss the structures and characteristics of these groups

Class Exercise  (20 minutes):

[ Optional: Have students complete "Homework # 1 - Online Dark Markets and Criminal Enterprises" before class and have them discuss their findings during this lecture and/or any of the lectures afterwards. You can ask the students the question in this exercise here and/or in any (or all) of the sessions below. Students can either hand in a one- to three-page summary of their findings or come prepared to discuss their findings in class].

 

Break

Time: 10 minutes

 

Cyber organized crime activity

Lecture  (30 minutes):

  • Identify different types of cyber organized crime
  • Describe and analyse the ways in which information and communication technology is used to commit cyber organized crime

Class Exercise  (20 minutes):

 

Preventing and Countering Cyber Organized Crime

Lecture  (30 minutes):

  • Critically evaluate the measures used to counter cyber organized crime

[ Optional: Have students complete "Homework # 2: National Laws on Cyber Organized Crime" as a written assignment (one to three pages) before class and have them discuss their findings during the lecture]. 

[ Optional: Have students complete "Homework # 3: Technological Solutions" as a written assignment (one to three pages) before class and have them discuss their findings during the lecture]. 

[ Optional: Have students complete "Homework # 4: Education Campaigns" as a written assignment (1 to 3 pages) before class and have them discuss their findings during the lecture].

 
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