Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9009
    Sched. No.: 114821019

Section 1B
Rusch, Jonathan J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1630-1840 (WB129)
S, 0900-1110 (WB129)

Credits:3Type:B weekend
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 05/21/2015 06:15:02 AM**
Current Enrollment:7 **This information is current as of 05/21/2015 06:15:02 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This B weekend course meets on: August 30; September 12, 13, 26, 27; October 10, 11, 24, 25; November 7, 8 and 14.

This seminar will examine key legal and policy issues associated with cybercrime, which can be defined to include any crimes in which computers and the Internet serve as targets, as storage devices, or as instrumentalities of crime. As the Internet becomes increasingly essential for global commerce and communication, many nations are recognizing that new technology can not only expand the reach and power of traditional crimes, but also foster new forms of criminal activity, throughout the world. Because cybercrime can be committed in and from any corner of the world, the seminar will focus principally on U.S. laws and legal materials, but will include relevant legal materials from countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It will also address pertinent international legal issues, including international legal instruments such as the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention. The seminar will first address the background and context of cybercrime, then turn to critical issues in the substantive law of cybercrime (e.g., unauthorized access to computers and files, malicious code such as viruses and worms, intellectual property offenses such as economic espionage and copyright piracy, fraud, and pornography and child exploitation). The remainder of the seminar will address major legal and policy concerns in the procedural law of cybercrime (e.g., surveillance techniques and technologies and national and international legal standards for obtaining electronic communications and evidence-gathering), as well as sentencing in cybercrime cases. Students will not need any technical expertise or skills in computing and the Internet for this seminar.

PREREQUISITE: Criminal Procedure or Criminal Investigation recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

Prerequisites:Criminal Procedure or Criminal Investigation recommended, but not required
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.