Outline for Final Paper
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the instructions for the final Terrorism Cybercrime Investigation Paper in Week Six, the MSCJ CyberNav Communication Case Study Download MSCJ CyberNav Communication Case Study, and review the sample outline handout (Links to an external site.) from the UAGC Writing Center to aid in your preparation of your outline.
Research a minimum of four scholarly and/or professional sources related to the topics presented in the Case Study. Be sure to support the various sections of your outline with evidence from your researched sources.
Include the following elements in your outline paper:
- Identify your chosen agency (FBI, CIA, U.S. Air Force, State Police, or County Sherriff).
- Briefly explain how the agency would have jurisdiction over this criminal case.
- List potential key witnesses.
- Briefly describe the technical aspects of the case study.
- List the possible defendants.
- Identify two legal issues related to the case.
- Suggest potential defenses for those charged in the case.
- Identify the potential crimes related to the scenario.
The Outline for the Final Paper
- Must be three to five double-spaced pages (750-1250 words) in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. (n.d.). A guide to understanding NIBRS (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs/2011/resources/a-guide-to-understanding-nibrs
- This guide describes the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), providing details on various elements important to the efficacy of the system.
PublicResourceOrg. (2008, July 7). National incident-based reporting system (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9Nh4wn1cEig
- This video examines incident based record systems and their relationship to the national, Uniform Crime Reporting system. Accuracy in crime data collection, scoring and the reporting Uniform Crime Report data is greatly increased through this computer based system.
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International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA). (n.d.). Project 2020 scenarios for the future of cybercrime – White paper for decision makers (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://2020.trendmicro.com/Project2020.pdf
- This report seeks to anticipate the future of cybercrime, in an effort to help governments, businesses and citizens be best prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division. (2013). National incident-based reporting system (NIBRS) user manual (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs/nibrs-user-manual
- Pages 1 through 41 of this manual detail the impact of the NIBRS on the federal Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. Since its inception, national data for crime reporting has increased exponentially. Computer reporting and data management allows more information to be collected, analyzed and utilized in the field. You will only need to read pages 1 through 41 of the manual.
MSCJ Resources (Links to an external site.) (http://ashford-mscj.weebly.com/)
- This resource site will provide assistance in researching additional sources for the assessments within this course.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2009). Uniform crime reporting statistics (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/abouttheucr.cfm
- This short guide provides a basic summary of the Uniform Crime Reporting System utilized in the United States to report and collate nationwide crime data.
Instructions for final paper week 6
Terrorism Cyber Crime Investigation
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the MSCJ CyberNav Communication Case Study. You must support your statements throughout the paper with evidence from a minimum of eight scholarly sources in addition to those resources required for this course.
For this assignment you will take on the role of an investigator with one of the following agencies: FBI, CIA, U.S. Air Force, State Police, or County Sheriff. Your agency is tasked to find the source of the drone explosions and assess appropriate criminal liability. The focus for your criminal investigation and the abilities to gather evidence will necessarily depend upon the agency you choose, so choose wisely.
Include the following elements in your Final Paper:
- Identify your chosen agency and explain how the agency obtained jurisdiction over this criminal case.
- Identify the key witnesses and explain the evidence required to prosecute a criminal case.
- Analyze the technical aspects of the case study and explain the steps involved in building a case against the perpetrator(s).
- Explain the methods required to manage the cybercrime scene.
- Identify the possible defendants for any potential crimes committed.
- Evaluate the legal issues that pertain to the information in the case study and list the constitutional impediments to your investigation.
- Assess the defenses that potential defendants and Cybernav may assert in the investigation.
- Analyze the potential crimes and likelihood for obtaining any and all convictions for crimes committed in the case.