Curriculum Guide · Courses
Computer Crime Law
Professor Paul Ohm
J.D. Course 080 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
Explores the legal issues that judges, legislators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys are confronting as they respond to the recent explosion in computer-related crime. In particular, the course considers how crimes on the Internet will challenge traditional approaches to the investigation, prosecution, and defense of crime that have evolved from our experience with crimes in physical space. Topics will include: the Fourth Amendment online, the law of electronic surveillance, computer hacking and other computer crimes, cyberterrorism, the First Amendment in cyberspace, and civil liberties online. Although much of this class involves computer and internet technology, no prior technical background or knowledge is required.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Computer Crime Seminar or the graduate course, Global Cybercrime Law.