Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
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LAW 7134 - Computer Crimes & Digital Evidence


Variable 2 to 3 Credit Hours

Description
This course surveys diverse types of computer crimes, including denial of service attacks, digital identity theft, malware, cyberbullying, and intellectual property theft, drawing on the instructor’s experience in the field. We will consider in depth the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and learn some basis technical concepts. Case law excerpts will show how courts have shaped such Fourth Amendment doctrines as consent, search incident to arrest, particularity, the border search exception, third-party searches, and plain view to address particular issues raised by computers crimes and digital evidence. Case studies wiIl illustrate how sophisticated cybercrimes are perpetrated, investigated and prosecuted. Students will chiefly be graded on a final paper, with participation and weekly quizzes also factored in.



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