Chapter 7 – Quiz 7
Instructions: There are four (4) topic areas listed below that are designed to measure your knowledge level specific to learning outcome (LO 7) shown in your course syllabus. You must respond to #3 and select any other two of these topic areas providing appropriate responses in essay form. In most cases the topic area has several components. Each must be addressed to properly satisfy requirements.
State-wide and in most professional industries, there has been a mandate that college students be more proficient in their writing. While this is not a writing class, all writing assignments will be graded for grammar, syntax and typographical correctness to help address this mandate.
Pay attention to what you are being asked to do (see Grading Rubric below). For example, to describe does not mean to list, but to tell about or illustrate in more than two or three sentences, providing appropriate arguments for your responses using theories discussed in our text. Be sure to address all parts of the topic question as most have multiple parts. A verifiable current event (less than 4 years old) relevant to at least one of the topics you respond to is a fundamental component of your quiz as well. You cannot use information from the text book or any book/article by the author of the text book as a current event. Make sure that your reference has a date of publication. For each chapter quiz and final quiz you are required to find and include at least one reference and reference citation to a current event less than 4 years old (a reference with no date (n.d.) is not acceptable) in answer to at least one question. This requires a reference citation in the text of your answer and a reference at the end of the question to which the reference applies. You must include some information obtained from the reference in your answer. The references must be found on the internet and you must include a URL in your reference so that the reference can be verified.
You may type your responses directly under the appropriate question. Be sure to include the question you are responding to and your name on the quiz. Only the first three (3) questions with answers will be graded. Include your name in the document filename. Your completed quiz must be placed in the appropriate Dropbox, no later than 11:59pm on the due date. Do well.
Using argument components discussed in Chapter 3, assess arguments for and against the use of biometric technologies for security, especially in airports and large stadiums. (a) Should biometric technologies such as face-recognition programs and iris scanners be used in public places to catch criminals? Since 9/11 there is much more support for these technologies than there was when biometrics were used at Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001. (b) Granted that such technologies can help the government to catch criminals and suspected terrorists, what kinds of issues do they raise from a civil liberties perspective? (c) Compare the arguments for and against the use of biometric technologies in tracking down criminals to arguments discussed in Chapter 5. (d) Do you support the use of biometrics in large, public gathering places in the United States? Defend your answer. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension)
In looking at the case of Internet entrapment involving a pedophile that was discussed in this chapter (a) which arguments can be made in favor of entrapment or “sting operations” on the internet? (b) From a utilitarian perspective, entrapment might seem like a good thing because it may achieve desirable consequences, but can it be defended on constitutional grounds in the United States? (c) Justify your position by appealing to one or more of the ethical theories described back in Chapter 2. Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension)
(a) Are the distinctions that were drawn between cyberspecific and cyberrelated crimes useful? (b) Why would cyberstalking be classified as a cyberrelated crime, according to this distinction? (c) Among cyberrelated crimes, is it useful to distinguish further between cyberexacerbated and cyberassisted crimes? (d) Why would cyberstalking be categorized as a “cyberexacerbated” rather than a cyberassisted crime? (e) Why not simply call every crime in which cybertechnology is either used or present a cybercrime? (f) Would doing so pose any problems for drafting coherent cybercrime legislation? Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension)
(a) What implications does the conviction of the four cofounders of The Pirate Bay Web site (in 2009) have for international attempts to prosecute intellectual property crimes globally? (b) Should the four men also have been required to stand trial in all of the countries in which copyrighted material had been downloaded from their Web site? (c) Will the outcome of The Pirate Bay trail likely deter individuals and organizations, worldwide, from setting up future P2P sites that allow the illicit file sharing of copyrighted material? Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension)
Rationally expressed opinions, experiences (personal or observed), 8
arguments and premises (where appropriate) to support responses
(did not simply restate/summarize author/textbook
Clearly presented classical ethics theories relative to topic 8
Included ‘URL’ for appropriate verifiable current event 12 28
(i.e., example of topic being discussed WITH EXPLANATION)
NOTE: Must be less than 4 years old
Grammatically correct and appropriate tone 10
(professional, non offensive language)
Typographically correct 10 20
Included full citations as needed 3
Used correct APA format 7 10
Addressed each item within selected topic area 20 20
Maximum grade 100 100
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