Spring Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
3 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
Class Participation (approx. 25%) Class Activities/Short Written Assignments (approx 25%) Final Group Project (approx. 50%)
This course examines legal and policy aspects of computer and electronic crimes and related issues. The primary focus will be on modern "cybercrime," including the legal frameworks, prosecutorial tools/discretion, and other measures available for deterring, investigating, prosecuting and punishing criminal acts which leverage, target, or otherwise involve modern information systems. Topics will include "hacking," electronic surveillance, the Fourth Amendment and technology, digital forensics, cyberbullying, identity theft, electronic espionage, cyberterrorism, digital copyright and related issues, privacy, the era of “forced disclosure,” and the challenge of cross-jurisdiction enforcement.