If in 1985 someone was asked to define the word sexting, he or she probably would be at a loss for words since that concept did not yet exist. “Sexting” is the combination of sex and texting and is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photos between mobile devices. Approximately 4% to 25% of minors have engaged in sexting, depending on age of those surveyed (Lorang, McNiel, & Binder, 2016).
When sexting involves minors, legal issues and considerations are exacerbated, which may lead to prosecution for crimes like possession and dissemination of child pornography. When one adds the concept of non-consent, the issues related to the prosecution of sexting become even more challenging. As new crimes emerge using advancements in technology, new legislation must be created in an attempt to prevent and address those crimes.
For this assignment, select a type of cybercrime (e.g., cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, cyber-porn, sexting). Identify a piece of legislation related to that type of cybercrime that is more than 5 years old. Then identify a current piece of legislation related to that type of cybercrime.
Choose a cybercrime of interest that has been active for more than 5 years and still an issue. Research the Walden Library and the Internet to find examples of legislation focused on cybercrime that is at least 5 years old and legislation that is current (less than 5 years).
Using the Walden Writing Center APA Course Paper Template, write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you do the following:
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.
Taylor, R. W., Fritsch, E. J., Saylor, M., R. & Tafoya, W. L. (2019). Cyber crime and cyber terrorism (4th ed.). Pearson.
Chapter 1, “Introduction and Overview of Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism” (pp. 1–19)
Chapter 3, “The Criminology of Computer Crime” (pp. 43–68)
Chapter 6, “White Collar Crimes” (pp. 124–143)
Brinckerhoff, R. (2018). Social network or social nightmare: How California courts can prevent Facebook’s frightening foray into facial recognition technology from haunting consumer privacy rights forever. Federal Communications Law Journal, 70(1), 105-156.
Lavorgna, A., & Sergi, A. (2016). Serious, therefore organised? A critique of the emerging “cyber-organised crime” rhetoric in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 10(2), 170-187.
O’Shea, B. (2017). A new method to address cyberbullying in the united states: The application of a notice-and- takedown model as a restriction on cyberbullying speech. Federal Communications Law Journal, 69(2), 119-145.
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2017). Preliminary semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January–June 2017. Retrieved from https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/preliminary-report
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