Assignment 8.2: The Crime of Computer Tampering
New York penal law distinguished among the crimes of (1) unauthorized use of a computer, (2)
computer trespass, (3) computer tampering, (4) unlawful duplication of computer-related
Assignment 9.1: Cross Burning: A Public Order Offense?
1).Summarize the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in both of the cases that are excerpted in
the handout. In a few words, explain why the Court, in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul
Assignment 12.1 Capital Punishment and the death penalty
1) What did state law requires the jury to consider in deciding whether death was the appropriate
punishment in this case?
His history and his background; if there is a proba
History of Victims
Victims rights are legal rights afforded to victims of
Victims Rights Laws span from 1965 to present day.
In the earlier years the laws were state specific, but
started to take a national turn in the mid 1970s.
Assignment 11.1: The History of Laws Addressing Victim Needs
Make a list of ten victims' rights laws. Summarize the history behind them
There is no amendment to the U.S. Constitution affording crime victims rights, but the Crime
Assignment 10.2: Sending Obscene Material Over the Internet
1). Do you agree that the statute in question applies to computer-generated and computertransmitted information?
2). Should the government be required
Assignment 10.1: Homosexual Behavior and the U.S. Constitution
1). The Court overruled Bowers v. Hardwick for, among other reasons, (a) the historical premises
relied upon in Bowers were not without doubt and, at the very least, we
Assignment 9.2: Public Conduct and the Law
1)."When Do Offensive Words Addressed by One Person to Another in a Public Place Exceed
the Limits of Free Speech Guarantee of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Incur
Computer crimes are becoming more prevalent as computers become more widely used.
Computer crime is the unauthorized use of a computer for personal gain. There are several
categories of computer crimes: hacking, phi
What Americans Think
o The American people influence criminal justice policy through
social participation (e.g. voting).
Balance between our nations values and our governments
Crime and Justice as Public Policy Issues
o Institutions of governm