Forensic Computer Investigations Concentration

What is the dark web and how does it affect you directly? Through our forensic computer investigation concentration, you will learn from the leading experts in the industry to develop your knowledge and understanding of the cyber forensics field. The program is designed to prepare students for careers as investigators in both public and private organizations or to transition from the public sector to private industry.

Through this concentration, you will dive into the dark web of organized crime and financial crimes. Network with professionals and explore careers in cybercrime investigations, fraud investigations, international-crime investigations, organized-crime investigations, corporate security, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, law enforcement, risk management and numerous other fields. Computer crimes are growing exponentially, as are career opportunities. Students can mix courses in white-collar crime and computer crime to enhance opportunities.

The forensic computer investigations concentration provides the knowledge and competencies to sit for the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB) and Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), and other national and international certifications.

The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.

Required Courses (for a total of 15 credits)

  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • CJST 6612 – Criminal Justice Management or CJST 6658 – Leadership Issues in Policing or Regulation and Occupational Fraud
  • CJST 6651 – Criminal Procedure
  • FORS 6614 – Survey of Forensic Science or INVS 6601 – White Collar Crime Analytics
  • CJST 6690 Research Project

Forensic Computer Investigations Concentration (15 credits)

  • CJST 6600 – Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
  • CJST 6604 – Network Security Data Protection & Telecommunications
  • Plus three (3) electives approved by advisor (9 credits).

Special Topics offered in 2017

  • INVS 6670 – Managing & Supervising the Investigative Unit (this may be taken in place of CJST 6612 Criminal Justice Management or CJST 6658 Leadership Issues in Policing or Regulation and Occupational Fraud)
  • INVS 6672 – Topics in Investigations (this may be taken in place of CJST 6690 Research Project)
  • INVS 6675 – Dark Web Investigations
  • INVS 6676 – Transnational & Organized Crime Investigations
  • INVS 6677 – Security & Loss Prevention

Contact:

Janet Haden
Admissions Counselor
onlineadmin@newhaven.edu
203-800-3111

Focused areas of study: Students can elect to focus in specific areas with their advisor’s approval.

Suggested courses in Computer Crimes:

  • NSPS 6604 Securing National Security Information Systems
  • NSPS/CJST 6625 Information Systems Threats, Attacks, and Defenses
  • NSPS/CJST 6626 Firewall and Secure Enterprise Computing*
  • NSPS/CJST 6627 Internet Investigations & Audit-Based Computer Forensics*
  • NSPS/CJST 6628 Computer Viruses and Malicious Code*
  • NSPS/CJST 6629 Practical Issues in Cryptography**
  • NSPS 6670 Cyber Risk Management*DCDI Certification

*DCDI Certification

White Collar Crime Investigations:

Combine electives in Computer Crimes with 1-2 courses in white collar crimes or future topics.

  • CJST 6674 ST: Anti Money Laundering**
  • CJST 6630: Investigating Financial Crimes**
  • CJST 6672 ST: Contemporary Topics in Corporate Investigations
  • CJST 6674 ST: Contemporary Fraud Schemes

**CCCI Certification

Future Investigation courses:

To be offered as special topics and can be used as electives.

  • Contemporary Issues in Dark Web Investigations
  • Contemporary Issues in Transnational Crime and Human Trafficking & Smuggling
  • Contemporary issues in Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement and Terrorism
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Administration, Insurance and Elder Fraud
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Tax Investigations

Students are not limited to courses as outlined above and may take courses in financial crimes, national security and criminal investigations. It is recommended that students discuss elective selections with their adviser to maximize the educational and career opportunities.

The recommended order for course enrollment is based on 3-course enrollment per semester (except summer), and assumes fall enrollment. Schedule will vary based on term of enrollment (spring, summer, fall) and number of courses per semester. The order of courses may be influenced by timing of offering of electives and special topics that may be used as electives. Students should consult their advisor before registering if they have questions.

Semester One — Fall

  • CJST 6631 Investigations I
  • LSTD 6620 Regulation & Occupational Fraud or current core FORS 6614
  • CJST 6651 Criminal Procedure

Semester Two — Spring

  • NSPS 6630 Risk Assessment & Management National Security or current core requirements CJST 6612 or CJST 6658
  • CJST 6600 Computer Crime: Legal Issues and Investigative Procedures
  • Elective 1

Semester Three — Summer

  • CJST 6604 Network Security Data Protection & Telecommunications
  • Elective 2

Semester Four — Fall

  • Elective 3
  • CJST 6690 Research Project or Contemporary Issues in Investigations

Examples for Focused Areas in Computer Forensics

Law Enforcement:

  • Dark web and criminal investigations (under development)
  • INVS 6603 Topics in Money Laundering specialized topic course offered in the future**
  • CJST 6627 Internet Investigations & Audit-Based Computer Forensics

**See advisor for best selection

Security and Internal Investigation:

  • Contemporary Issues in Security & Loss Prevention
  • INVS 6604 Topics in Corporate Investigations
  • CJST 6625 Information Systems Threats, Attacks, and Defenses

**See advisor for best selection

Anti-Money Laundering*:

  • Contemporary Issues in Security & Loss Prevention
  • INVS 6603 Topics in Money Laundering
  • NSPS 6670 Cyber Risk Management

*Required study for the ACAMS track **See advisor for best selection

Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB):

  • NSPS/CJST 6626 Firewall and Secure Enterprise Computing
  • NSPS/CJST 6627 Internet Investigations & Audit-Based Computer Forensics
  • NSPS/CJST 6628 Computer Viruses and Malicious Code

Certified Cybercrimes Investigator:

  • CJST 6630 Investigating Financial Crimes
  • INVS 6603 Topics in Money Laundering
  • NSPS/CJST 6629 Practical Issues in Cryptography

Other Online Programs at UNH

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Daniel Bates, Criminal Justice Graduate Student