Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cyber Safety and Digital Deviance

Cyber Safety and Digital Deviance (PSS323)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS323 Cyber Safety and Digital Deviance introduces students to a range of cybercrime, such as hacking and scams, along with forms of cyber deviance, such as pornography addiction, trolling, and flaming. By combining insights from sociology, psychology and criminology, students will be able to expand the frame of reference and review conventional criminal acts from the internet and computer technology space. By taking a deeper look at classified typologies, namely, cybertrespass, cyberdeception, cyberviolence, and cyberpornography, students will be able to appreciate the laws, policies and measures developed to prevent cybercrime and victimisation. This course aims to illustrate the design, delivery, administration and evaluation of cybercrime strategies from a theoretical and sociological lens, and is highly relevant for current and aspiring professionals in the area of cybersecurity and public safety.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Cybercrimes and its typologies
  • Cyber deviance and theories
  • Social media and deviant acts
  • Cyber sexual deviance
  • Digital self-harm
  • Hate crime
  • Cybervictimisation and cyber vigilantism
  • Fraud and scams
  • Corporate and online crime
  • Transnational crime
  • Deterrence and preventive measures
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration measures

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the typologies related to cybercrime
  • Appraise the theories related to cybercrime prevention
  • Analyse ways to address cybercrime
  • Compare between the policies addressing cybercrime
  • Implement theories in rehabilitating cyber criminals
  • Illustrate existing and emerging trends in cybercrime
  • Discuss responses to victims of cybercrime
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