You're probably wondering why you should follow this blog. Please allow me to present my arguments.
First, while I am a student, I feel that I bring a very unique perspective to the field of cybercrime. I have worked as a web designer for over ten years, giving me a strong understanding of how the technology works. My cybercrime studies with the NCJRL, NAAG and law school classes give me a firm background in the law as well. The combination of this experience will, I hope, be beneficial to you.
Further, my blog is different from others on the subject. Many blogs go in-depth into the court's legal analysis. If you want to quickly learn what was important in the case, this blog is for you. Other blogs are heavy on the technology. They will tell you all about what's happening, but do not connect the dots to show you why that new technology is important and how it will change the work you do. I hope that my posts will show both to enable you to quickly see what you need to know and then get on with your work.
Finally, there are a few sections of my blog that make it unique. Here are some of the things I do for you that you won't find anywhere else:
- International Cybercrime Roundup - A collection of cybercrime stories from around the globe. Better understanding arguments presented overseas or legislation being considered often gives us a new perspective for our work.
- Tech Watch - Many cybercrimes are still taking place on rather antiquated technologies like message boards and chat rooms. Though we can't know for sure what the "next big thing" will be, a technology on Tech Watch just might be it. These posts will explain the new technology and explain its relevance to the field.
- Creative Argument Award - Throughout law school, you learn to make silly, ridiculous arguments simply because the law could plausibly apply to the facts. It gets you bonus points on the exam, but a judge would laugh you out of court for making it. That's what this award is - creative arguments that likely have no chance.