Computers And The Internet

Computers And The Internet

  Computers and the Internet

Prior to beginning work on this discussion read The History of Computing in the History of Technology (Links to an external site.). It is recommended that you also review The Modern History of Computing (Links to an external site.) website. Review the instructions for both the initial post and guided response sections and research at least one additional scholarly source, in addition to those required, to support their statements.

Prepare a 400 word initial post that briefly describes how the last 20 years of computer technology and Internet development have affected daily life through the lens of one specific cyber crime. Choose one of the cyber crimes listed below to use as the focus of your description.

  • Identity Theft
  • Online Predators
  • Malware
  • Internet Fraud
  • Piracy-Intellectual Property Theft
  • Computer Intrusions

Within this description, explain how computers and Internet technological advances have created a fertile ground for criminal activity.


Required Resources


Diamond, B., Bachman, M. (2015). Out of the beta phase: Obstacles, challenges, and promising paths in the study of cyber criminology (Links to an external site.). International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 9(1), 24-34. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.22196. Retrieved from

  • The article provides students with the current state of cyber criminological study with regard to theory and research. This article details the fundamental issues and problems facing criminal justice professionals.
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Mahoney, M. S. (1988). The history of computing in the history of technology (Links to an external site.). Annals of the History of Computing, 10(2), 113-125.Retrieved from

University Alliance. (2016). A brief history of cyber crime (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from


The Justice Department. (2014, October 16). Protecting consumers from cybercrime (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from

Lyne, J. (2013, February). James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime – and what you can do about it (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from

Recommended Resources

Web Page

Copeland, J. (2006). The modern history of computing (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from

  • This article provides a brief history of computing and is broken down in easy to ascertain sub-headings which allow students to easily access pertinent aspects of the history of computing.
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MSCJ Resources (Links to an external site.) (

  • This resource site will provide assistance in researching additional sources for the assessments within this course.
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