Cyber Crime and Terrorism and Digital Law Enforcement
This course explores how a wired world has bred new crimes and law enforcement responses, and investigates how the computer has become both a tool of criminal activity and a target. It addresses such questions as how nation-states regulate the criminal conduct of noncitizens around the globe; what reasonable expectations of privacy are in cyberspace; and how control is shifting from traditional mechanisms of law enforcement to new regulatory regimes, including technology. Specific topics covered include the information environment as crime scene; computer use in traditional crimes like drug trafficking; extortion and securities fraud; hacking and identity fraud; the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act; First Amendment issues; cyberterror; and “hacktivism” and information warfare.
This upper level substantive course focused on the laws, regulations and policies that are related to cyber crime and its enforcement. Grades are based on an examination.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Prosecution; Government/Public Sector; Tech/Privacy; Financial Services and Compliance; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: No technical background is required, but familiarity with criminal procedure is preferred.