Application: Identify Theft
The impacts of identity theft onvictims can be devastating, including emotional, behavioral, and financialshort- and long-term effects. Despite being victims of identity theft, someargue that victims in some way contributed to the crimes committed againstthem. This may be due to a lack of safety precautions with their personalinformation or not utilizing security features on personal computers. Othersargue that regardless of their vulnerability to identity theft, these victimsare not responsible for their victimization.
For this assignment, think about theeffects of identity theft on victims. Consider whether the victim might be inany way accountable for identify theft. Then complete the interactiveassessment “Vulnerability to Identity Theft.” Based on your results, think about your current level of vulnerabilityto identity theft and how this might affect protective measures you arecurrently taking or might take in the future.
The Assignment (2–3 pages)
- Explain two possible short-term effects and two possible long-termeffects of identity theft on victims.
- Explain the degree to which all parties involved might be heldaccountable when identity theft occurs.
- Based on the interactive assessment, explain your current level ofvulnerability to identity theft.
- Describe some of the protective measures you might be currentlytaking, or may implement in the future, to reduce your risk of becoming avictim of identity theft.
Two to three pages with at least three references….
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in theassignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUTpresenting an explanation from the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed forthis assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
- Course Text: Taylor,R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime anddigital terrorism. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
- Chapter 4,”Hackers”
- Chapter 12, “TheInvestigation of Computer-Related Crime”
- Article: Anderson, K.B., Durbin, E., & Salinger, M. A. (2008). Identity theft. Journalof Economic Perspectives, 22(2), 171–192.
- Article: Gilman, N.(2009). Hacking goes pro. Engineering & Technology, 4(3),26–29.
- Article: Haney, M.(2010). Triptech: Is it safe to surf? Condé Nast’s Traveler, 45(4),50.
- Article: Kanable, R.(2009). The face of identity theft. Law Enforcement Technology, 36(4),28–33.
- Article: Kirchheimer,S. (2011). “They stole my name!” The Saturday Evening Post,283(1), 32–35.
- Article: Pilcher, J.(2010). Growing use of Twitter raises customer security concerns. ABABanking Journal, 102(1), 27–28.
- Interactive Media: TechnologicalSolutions and 21st-Century Crime
- “Vulnerability to Identity Theft”
- Article: Katel, P.(2005). Identity theft: Can Congress give Americans better protection? CQResearcher, 15(22), 517–540.
- Article: Study revealsconsumers’ data worries. (2005). Information Management Journal, 39(5),16.