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Course Code: ISSC630 Course ID: 4099 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
The global reach of the Internet, the low cost of online activity, and the relative anonymity of users has led to an increase in computer related crimes. This course focuses on cybercrime investigation and prevention; it appraises the legal issues related to on-line criminal conduct, the collection of electronic evidence, and the onslaught of new technology. This course also analyzes the phases, processes, and challenges of cybercrime investigations, and it examines technical, legal, and social issues relating to the search and seizure of digital evidence and computer forensics. Students will encounter the challenges of the latency between technology and the law.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
A successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:
Submit assignments to your student folder, and make sure you select the correct assignment association. Please name your submitted document with your last name as the first part of the file name. For example, Assignment #1 could be named, Lastname_Assignment1.doc. Forum assignments only need to be posted on the Forum. It is not necessary to submit a word document containing your Forum posts. Simply submit your discussion posts using the submit button and I will review them and update your assignment grade accordingly.
This course has a strong writing component. The goal is to organize, synthesize, and demonstrate your comprehension of core concepts investigated during this course by applying a combination of the terms, concepts, and details you have learned in a systematic way. As important as "the details" that you analyze and arrange in your writing, however, are the conclusions you draw from those details, and your predictions, responses to, and ultimate interpretation of those details.
Assignments are due by Sunday 11:55 p.m. ET of the week in which they are assigned. If you need an extension, please contact me via email to discuss your circumstances. Assignments submitted late without prearranged extension will be subject to a 10% per day late penalty. For example, if you post a late assignment 1 day after the due you will receive a 10% penalty. If the assignment is submitted two weeks after the due date you will receive an additional 10% resulting in a 20% deduction in the grade. Please pay attention to the assignment due dates to avoid having points deducted from your grade. No late assignments will be accepted after the last day of the course.
During the 8 weeks of this course, you will participate in a Forum activity. Each Forum activity will consist of one or more threads/topics. The assignments may involve discussion or debate. The questions are designed to allow you to apply what you have learned in the chapter to real-world scenarios or hypothetical, but realistic, situations. Post your answers and reponses to the questions in each thread prior to 11:55 p.m. ET on Sunday at 11:55 pm. It is strongly advised that you do not wait until Sunday to post your answers. You are required to respond to at least two of your classmates post by 11:59. By waiting until Sunday to post might not give you proper time to respond by the deadline. Please do not be late with this post because your classmates will be relying on you to post on time. Read your classmates' responses and post at least two follow-up messages to your classmates’ posts in each thread prior to 11:55 p.m. ET on Sunday. Some threads may require you to post more than two replies, so make sure you read the directions carefully. Of course, you may always post more than the required number of replies and you are encouraged to continue participating in the discussion even after you have met the minimum number of posts required. Your Forum participation will be considered at the end of the semester if your grade is on the borderline. Borderline grades will only be rounded up if you have exceeded the minimum requirements on the Forum and shown insight and critical thinking in all of your posts and replies. Your follow-up posts must contain substance and should add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions or challenge their opinions. It is never sufficient to simply say, “I agree with what you wrote” or “I really liked your post.” You must use your follow-up posts as a way to continue the discussion at a high level of discourse. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification, including questions posted by your professor. You will be expected to log into the classroom several times each week to participate in the class discussion. Forum postings are a large part of your grade and I will be looking for quality and depth in your postings. I will also expect you to list your references at the end of each post. References should be in APA citation format.
You will be required to write a final report this semester. Details on the final report will be listed under the assignments section. General specifications are as follows:
|Forum #1||3.00 %|
|Forum #2||3.00 %|
|Forum #3||3.00 %|
|Forum #4||3.00 %|
|Forum #5||3.00 %|
|Forum #6||3.00 %|
|Forum #7||3.00 %|
|Forum #8||3.00 %|
|Assignment #1||7.63 %|
|Assignment #8||7.63 %|
|Assignment #2||7.63 %|
|Assignment #3||7.63 %|
|Assignment #4||7.63 %|
|Assignment #5||7.63 %|
|Assignment #6||7.63 %|
|Assignment #7||7.63 %|
|Final Report||15.00 %|
Reference: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section U.S. DOJ http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/
Cybercrime Law http://www.cybercrimelaw.org/
Cyber Criminals Most Wanted: The First Stop Cybercrime Awareness, Prevention & Safety Website http://www.ccmostwanted.com/
Department of Defense: Cybercrime Center http://www.dc3.mil/home.php
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Cyber Investigations http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/cyberhome.htm
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
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