Computer Crime and Abuse Law

Law 407W



Writing Experience (WE)



This course will survey the legal issues raised by computer-related crime. The course coverage divides into three topics: 1) substantive criminal law, which considers the scope and structure of the criminal laws relating to computer crime; 2) criminal procedure, which examines the nature and function of the privacy laws and constitutional rules that regulate law enforcement investigations of computer-related crime; and 3) jurisdictional issues, which evaluate how competing jurisdictions (state vs. state, federal vs. state, and U.S. vs. foreign) might work together or independently to investigate and prosecute computer-related crimes.

Will be of special interest to students planning pursuing a career in either criminal or intellectual property law.

Co-requisite: Computer Crime Law

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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