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Investigating forensic psychology free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Investigating forensic psychology

This module follows several criminal cases to explore forensic psychology and its application to understanding, preventing, and detecting crime. Topics include investigative decision making, witness memory, profiling, lie detection, terrorism, violent crime, sexual offences and cybercrime. You'll explore how psychological research is conducted and applied, critically evaluate its contribution to practice, and learn to communicate this to lay audiences. This module suits students who work in related areas, want to extend their knowledge in forensic psychology, and are not pursuing BPS accreditation in forensic psychology. While advantageous, you do not have to have a psychology degree to study this module.

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The psychology of cybercrime free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The psychology of cybercrime

In this free course, The psychology of cybercrime, you will explore different questions about cybercrime from a psychological angle in an attempt to better understand this relatively recent field of psychology. You will consider the realms and limits of cybercrime, distinguishing between the different types of cybercrime (e.g. trolling, cyber-stalking, -----, hacking), the experiences of being victims of cybercrime and the causes behind engaging in these types of criminal activity. Finally, current interventions will be highlighted.  Even though cybercrime is broadly encompassing all the different types of crime committed online, it is important to emphasise very early on that it is likely to be committed by offenders with different characteristics, motivations and behaviours than those who commit other types of crime. As a result, those online criminal activities share similarities with offline equivalents (e.g. ----- and online -----). The interest in studying the psychology of cybercrime both from the perpetrator and victim perspectives has arisen in an attempt to understand what makes cybercrime unique or similar to its offline counterpart. Content warning Cybercrime victimisation can affect both adults and children who engage online. Please find links to two useful guides that give tips on to stay safe online: Cybercrime and online safety developed by West Yorkshire police 355355 Supporting your child’s wellbeing by the NSPCC  356356 This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD802 Investigating forensic psychology357357. Explore the collection of Postgraduate study in psychology and criminology.

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6 hrs
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Cybercrime: Rootkits video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Cybercrime: Rootkits

In 2005 Sony BMG employed a novel Digital Rights Management method when they used something called a rootkit. But what is a rootkit?

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5 mins
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Highlights and lowlights of 2014, a golden year for cybercrime article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Highlights and lowlights of 2014, a golden year for cybercrime

In 2014 we learnt how powerful hackers and cyber criminals are, will this continue in to 2015? Andrew Smith takes a look back at the year of cybercrime. 

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Will there be a Silk Road 3.0? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Will there be a Silk Road 3.0?

After the Silk Road there was Silk Road 2.0, and now that’s gone. Will there be a Silk Road 3.0?

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Theresa May’s new Big Brother powers won’t help catch more criminals article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Theresa May’s new Big Brother powers won’t help catch more criminals

Enabling the police to identify who is using a digital device at any time won't catch up with the more advanced criminals, writes Andrew Smith. 

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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley

Technologist Ben Hammersley explores jaw-dropping stories of some of the biggest cybercrimes of our time.

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Cybercrime: What does it mean? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Cybercrime: What does it mean?

Explore different types of cybercrime with this collection of animated videos.

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The Internet: It's not all bad article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

The Internet: It's not all bad

Don’t be afraid of the Internet; be wary, be cautious, but keep on using it. By taking some simple steps you can greatly reduce the risk to yourself and to your family.

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Cybercrime: Online scams video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Cybercrime: Online scams

Common online scams involve someone asking for money before you receive the promised reward. What different types of scams are there and how do they work?

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Cybercrime: The cybercrime family tree video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Cybercrime: The cybercrime family tree

How does an online criminal enterprise works? This video explains all from the hackers to the foot soldiers at the bottom of the operation. 

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Cybercrime: Mass surveillance video icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Cybercrime: Mass surveillance

In 2013 Edward Snowden removed and leaked files from the National Security Agency which revealed numerous global surveillance programmes.

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