Part 1 (20 points)
A. Discuss the ways in which cybercrime can harm individuals and society. Give scenarios that
illustrate how each type of crime could occur. (10 points)
B. Identify and describe the six categories of online crime. Then conduct research and describe an
actual recent (2010 or later) case, instance, or incident of each type of crime with enough
information to demonstrate that it fits in that category. Be sure to reference the source of your
researched authority. (10 points)
Part 2 (60 points)
The FBI suspects that the motor vehicle registration records in three states have been hacked and that
the data is being used to create false identities for a variety of thefts and frauds. The FBI has identified a
suspect to be investigated.
A. What federal laws should be relied upon to investigate this crime? (5 points)
B. Explain the process for obtaining warrants that will be needed to conduct a search and the types of
warrants that might be required. (15 points)
C. Identify the different onsite personnel and teams that will be used in the investigation and explain
the function of each. (15 points)
D. As a member of the investigation team, what equipment will you include in your toolkit? (10 points)
E. Once the scene is secured, describe the steps involved in processing the scene. (15 points)
Part 3 (20 points)
Now that you’ve seized the evidence, describe how you’ll go about extracting incriminating evidence from
the seized materials.
1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, size 12. Use a standard document
format with 1-inch margins. (Do not use any fancy or cursive fonts.)
2. Include the following information at the top of your paper: a. Name and complete mailing address b.
Student number c. Course title and number (Computer-Based Crime, CJ5255) d. Research
project number (50159100)
3. Read the assignment carefully and answer each question. Use proper citation in either APA or MLA
4. Be specific. Limit your submission to the questions asked and issues mentioned.
5. Include a reference page. On this page, list websites, journals, and all other references used in
preparing the submission.
6. Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.
Some law firms have a policy that no document may leave the firm until at least two people have
reviewed it. Even an excellent writer will occasionally make mistakes. If you can, get someone else
to look over your work. At a minimum, you should put your work aside for a day or more and then
look at it again. You’ll be surprised what problems you notice on a cold reading. Always proofread
and edit from a paper copy. Never try to proofread or edit solely from the computer screen.