Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length.
To increase your knowledge of the field, write a paper about cyber-crime or cyber-terrorism. These crimes can be extremely damaging and expensive to those who are targeted. It is one thing to say that we should
go after these criminals and bring charges against them. It is yet another to actually do it. For your writing assignment, discuss some of the problems you see in prosecuting these type cases. For example, by definition, this crime occurs in “cyberspace.” Where, exactly, is “cyberspace”? How does a detective with your city’s police department have jurisdiction over the crime? Better yet, how does the detective get jurisdiction over the criminal even if he or she can be located? Or does the detective have to turn the case over to the FBI? Scotland Yard? Interpol? What if what you want to prosecute is not against the law where the person is located? Does that change things? Are there specific laws in your state that deal with cyber-crime? What are some examples of cyber-crime? Is this like lassoing a cloud?
In writing your paper, I want you to discuss some of the problems you see in pursuing an effective prosecution. Use the specific questions I have posed as starting points for your own research and written discussion.
This assignment must be a neat, professional presentation. Proper punctuation, spelling, and usage of grammar are imperative.