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Running head: TERRORISM AND CYBER CRIME 1 Terrorism and Cyber Crime Paige Michaud-McClorey CJS 200 February 24, 2011 Michael Crumpler
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TERRORISM AND CYBER CRIME 2 Terrorism and Cyber Crime The Fourth Amendment states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the person or things to be seized” (U.S. Constitution, Amendment 4). In simpler words, it is supposed to protect citizens from search and seizure that is unlawful, meaning that there is no reasonable cause or warrant in effect. Since cyber crimes and recent terrorist activity, the Fourth Amendment has basically become null and void. Basically, if someone is even slightly suspected of being a cyber criminal or terrorist they are watched very closely by phone tapping and emails being searched.
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Unformatted text preview: In some cases, the person being investigated has had their home and possessions searched without knowledge. Not to long ago, I had heard about some library workers becoming very upset about the Patriot Act. The reason behind their anger was that they felt that it was an invasion of privacy for the government to monitor any library using their book records to find information on people without any warrant. I feel that even though the government is trying to protect us citizens to their best ability, they are going a little too far. The Bill of Rights was put in place and kept for so long because it worked, I believe that the government is trying to take over every aspect of our lives. I agree however that times have changed so some laws must change with them, but I do believe that the government is going too far. TERRORISM AND CYBER CRIME 3 Reference "The Constitution of the United States," Amendment 4...
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