I want each student to research their respective state penal code and select a crime. Select a well known crime such as: larceny, harassment, stalking, threatening, breach of peace, etc. This is a first come first served assignment. DO NOT PICK A CRIME ANOTHER STUDENT HAS ALREADY POSTED ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD. the state is illinois!
Name the crime, the state, and list the elements of the crime.
Explain how someone can commit the selected crime in the cyber world.
Imagine you are an investigator for the Police Department in the town you live. A person who lives in your town contacts you and states they were victimized over the Internet last night by their former friend John Smith. The crime committed was the crime you described above. The victim tells you that John Smith lives in Florida and it appears he committed the crime from Florida on his home computer. What steps should you take as an investigator to determine the following:
How do you confirm that it was John Smith who perpetrated the crime.
Where did the crime actually occur? Your state of Florida?
Who should investigate the crime? You Police Department or a law enforcement agency in Florida? Should the FBI investigate it?