About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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- BUSINESS LAW
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- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
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- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Cyber Crime and Policy (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-652
- Class Number: 03315
- Instructor: Eileen M. Decker
This course will examine the legal and policy issues that the public and private sectors confront in response to the growing emergence of cyber crimes and cyber security issues. Topics will include: the current cyber threat environment, legislative measures responding to the threat, computer hacking crimes, child exploitation, cyberstalking, and government searches of computers. Discussion regarding government access and privacy will be addressed. The class is taught by a former United States Attorney and former Deputy Mayor in the City of Los Angeles.
Students are to complete reading prior to each class. Students shall sign up for classes during which they will be called upon to participate in discussions.
A final paper of no longer than 20 pages, double spaced using Times Roman font 12, must be submitted by Week 15. Each student shall submit her or his proposed topic for the final paper at or before Week 6. An outline of the final paper shall be submitted by Week 9. It is strongly recommended that students meet with the instructor at least once between Week 11 and Week 13, to ensure that the final paper is developing sufficiently.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: T 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 130
- Exam: Paper
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Required
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