BAC2315 CYBER CRIMINOLOGY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED
COMPUTING
BAC2315 CYBER CRIMINOLOGY
FULL TIME/PARTTIME
DATE: AUGUST 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTIONS ONE
a) Define Cyber criminology and explain how it is a multidisciplinary field. [6Marks]
b) Explain the term hacking. [2Marks]
c) Explain how hacking is a crime, basing your arguments on intellectual properties.
[6Marks]
d) The introduction of the graphical interface in the WWW was followed by a rapid growth in
the number of Internet users. However, there was introduction of new challenges. Discuss
three disadvantages of this technology as related to cyber criminology. [8Marks]
e) Explain any four types of Cybercrime. [4Marks]
f) Discuss factors encouraging cybercrime [4Marks]
QUESTIONS TWO
a) Briefly explain the differences between a hacker and a cracker. [4Marks]
b) Using relevant examples, explain how the Internet has been used as a “Terrorist’s Tool”
[4Marks]
c) Virtual sex offenders are also known as criminal travelers. Explain how they commit crime
[6Marks]
d) Explain how the Internet has transformed traditional crimes. [6Marks]
QUESTIONS THREE
a) Data encryption is considered as a good practice when sharing information online. However,
some of the Cyber offenders use this technology to hide their bad deeds from the legal laws.
Briefly explain how this technology hinders criminal investigations.
[8Marks]
b) Explain how cyber forensics can be used in criminal investigation to find Cyber offenders
such as the pedophilia and child pornography. [8Marks]
c) Explain how viruses, Trojan horses and spams are acts of crime indicating how they violate
reliability and availability of computer systems. [4Marks]
QUESTIONS FOUR
a) Internet gambling has both positive and negative aspects. Explain three advantages and
disadvantages of Internet gambling. [6Marks]
b) Describe computer as a tool for committing crimes. [6Marks]
c) Explain why virtual sex is considered as a crime [6Marks]
d) Differentiate between Cybercrime and computer crime. [2Marks]
QUESTIONS FIVE
a) Discuss any two legal frameworks addressing cybercrime issues [10Marks]
b) Discuss five forms of illegal contents shared online. [10Marks]

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