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CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1165:
Computers & Criminal Justice

Keyboard showing a key titled Cyber Crime

3 Credit Hours

CRIMJ 1165: Computers & Criminal Justice is an introduction to the field of computer crime, which produces new challenges for governments, law enforcement and Information Technology (IT) professionals. CRIMJ 1165 contains five substantive parts that traverse through the history of computer crime, computer forensics, litigation related to computer crime, victims of computer crime, and techniques used by the increasingly ever-present criminal hacker.

CRIMJ 1165 combines textbook readings, assignments, online review exercises, practice tests, and a self-directed examination of computer crime.

CRIMJ 1165 is a three-semester hour class.

Required Hardware and Software

In addition to the textbooks, you will need to use a computer on which you have Internet access. See Hardware and Software Recommendations for more information.

Should I Take CRIMJ 1165 Online?

Experience indicates that those most successful in online courses are those students who have worked with computers previously. As with any online course, students must have access to reliable technology and develop strategy that enables them to benefit from the structure of distance learning.

If you have never before enrolled in an online course, visit the COD web site, Succeeding in Internet Courses, to determine if this method of study works for you. The Self-Assessment Survey will also guide you in your decision. Finally, Frequently Asked Questions will address your hardware and software needs for the class. The course summary outlines course expectations as well as course policies so you can make an informed decision about course enrollment.