Course Project Part I
Create and investigate your own computer criminal!
You must make this person up from scratch; do not outline a real person or case. You will invent
a cybercriminal, and identify the following information:
1. Name and background (education, family, etc.) 2. Where the criminal lives 3. Where the
Now, create a fact pattern (narrative) explaining in detail this person’s crime or crimes. (Fact
pattern is a term used in many areas, especially law. In law, the term fact pattern simply means
the true and accurate description of what happened in a crime, or alternatively, events leading
to a lawsuit.)
Include the following:
1. How do they do what they do (equipment, funding, etc.)? 2. Under what psychological
theories and profiles do they fall? 3. Are they a member of any specific criminal organization? 4.
What is their classification, and how are they identified as such (hacker, script kiddie, etc.)?
Next, develop a fact pattern where this person commits their ultimate crime. Walk us through
the steps of the crime: how is it carried out, upon whom is it carried out, and what is the
ultimate goal of the criminal? Use as much detail as possible. Do they use a virus? Are they
infiltrating a company they work for? How? What kinds of systems do they use? What kind of
systems do they infiltrate?
Your paper should be at least two pages in length. APA format is required for all citations and
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided