CIS170 – Information Technology in Criminal Justice – Assignment 4: The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism

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In the United States, a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Homeland Security among others have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism.

 

Use the Internet or Strayer library to research articles on the efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat digital crimes and digital terrorism, as well as the roles of such agencies in the future of the combat in question.

 

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.
  2. Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Next, propose one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.
  3. Explain the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.
  4. Give your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Next, provide one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality references for this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

 

Required Resource

Taylor, R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime and digital terrorism (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

MUST be formatted per the attached document:

APA-Sample-Paper.docx

 

  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Describe future trends in digital crime and terrorism.

·         Describe law enforcement roles and responses.

·         Explain the procedures in the investigation of computer-related crime.

·         Describe the technologies and processes involved in digital forensics.

·         Explain the ethical concerns that information technologies raise in society and the impact of information technologies on crime, terrorism, or war.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in information technology in criminal justice.

·         Write clearly and concisely about information technology in criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style convention

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 250

Assignment 4: The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely described the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

Insufficiently described the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

Partially described the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

Satisfactorily described the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

Thoroughly described the overall impact (e.g., economic, social, etc.) of utilizing information technologies in combatting digital crime and digital terrorism.

2. Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Next, propose one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Did not submit or incompletely proposed one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.

Insufficiently explained the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Insufficiently proposed one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.

Partially explained the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Partially proposed one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.

Satisfactorily explained the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Satisfactorily proposed one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.

Thoroughly explained the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of the law enforcement agencies within the U.S. with regards to computer crimes and terrorism. Thoroughly proposed one (1) strategy that the U.S. could use in order to mitigate the challenges in question.

3. Explain the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

Insufficiently explained the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

Partially explained the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

Satisfactorily explained the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

Thoroughly explained the fundamental manner in which the U.S. could align the efforts of federal agencies in order to better protect the nation against digital crimes and terrorism.

4. Give your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Next, provide one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely gave your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

Insufficiently gave your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Insufficiently provided one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

Partially gave your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Partially provided one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

Satisfactorily gave your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Satisfactorily provided one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

Thoroughly gave your opinion of the key future trends in digital crime and digital terrorism. Thoroughly provided one (1) overall strategy that the U.S. could use in order to combat digital crime and digital terrorism.

5. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

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