Write a paper that addresses the societal effects of cybercrime on a population. You may choose the audience that you are addressing. For example, the audience could be a group of senior citizens where are you describing the impacts of identity theft. Or, in another example, you are addressing a group of middle- and high-school students and addressing the impacts of online bullying and hate-speech on social media. Id recommend you start by choosing an audience, then connect an impact of cybercrime to that population. How do you convince your audience of the societal impacts of cybercrime?

The purpose of these assignments is to provide you with opportunities to think about the course material while expanding upon the course content.

You are free to approach the topics (listed below) any way you wish. Your position itself will be not be graded. That is, it does not matter whether you agree or disagree with the professor or other students. What does matter is how well you make your case. Experience indicates that a good essay will define important terms (dont assume your reader either knows what you are talking about or shares your perceptions and definitions).

The strength of your paper is assessed in terms of both the logic of your position and how well your points are supported by reference to data and the literature. Again, students are free to use any style or approach with which they are comfortable. For students not knowing how to begin, the five-paragraph essay format is often especially appropriate. In this format, you develop an essay of five paragraphs. The first is an introduction that tells the reader what you will cover and defines key terms. The second through fourth provide support for the position announced in the first, and the last is a summary and restatement of the position.

Direct quotes are not appropriate for this assignment. Paraphrased ideas or citing general support can be noted by simply identifying the source (e.g., Yar and Steinmetz). Specificity is valued, so if you rely on a work that appears in the book, try to cite the specific author(s), rather than the author of the book (for example, Reynes, or Reynes in Yar and Steinmetz).

Please keep in mind the following points:
1. The papers are to be double-spaced with Times New Roman 12-point font and 1-inch margins.
2. Your essay should be no less than 3 full pages and no more than 4 full pages.