What is Cybercrime? - Definition, History, Types & Laws


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What does cybercrime consist of?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a cybercrime?

2. How did cybercrime initially start?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of cybercrime. It is five questions long and focuses on the definition, examples, history, and laws of cybercrime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take this quiz can expect to answer questions similar to the following:

  • What is cybercrime?
  • What are some examples of cybercrime?
  • How did cybercrime begin?
  • What federal and state laws cover cybercrime?

Skills Practiced

While taking the quiz, students will be using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cybercrime and 18 U.S.C. Section 1030
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of cybercrime
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about laws that pertain to cybercrime

Additional Learning

For more information on cybercrime, check out the related lesson What is Cybercrime? - Definition, History, Types & Laws. It will meet the following guidelines:

  • Define cybercrime
  • Differentiate between cybercrime and cyberterrorism
  • Identify examples of cybercrime
  • Learn the laws that protect Americans from cybercrime