The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism


Assignment 4: The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism

Due Week 10 and worth 250 points

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.

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.
  • 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.
  1. The      specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  2. 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.

  1. Grading      for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization      of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following      rubric found here.
  2. By      submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper      to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance      with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution      may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3)      that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard      Inc. and its affiliates

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