ABSTRACT

Explore the evolution of technology in society

Define cybercrime and deviance

Utilize a cybercrime typology to categorize various forms of cybercrime

Consider how changes in technology influence digital evidence

Examine the different levels of law enforcement that police in the Digital Age

Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. It has been over 30 years since Pac-Man (1980) made its big splash in arcades, and middle-class families were bringing home the Commodore 64 (1982) and Apple IIC (1984) personal computers. Today, the technological landscape is littered with devices of all shapes, sizes, and utilities, including mobile phones, tablet computers, iPads, Kindles, MP3 players, smart watches, and peripheral devices that track daily activities. Most of these devices can either be connected to the Internet via wireless network or share data via Bluetooth to an Internet-enabled device. In addition, televisions, appliances, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), and even automobiles, are now Internet enabled, creating the Internet of Things. In a relatively short period of time, our relationship with technology has transformed from being infrequent and one of convenience to an omnipresent necessity in almost all of our lives.