May 31, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAST 403 - Child Exploitation, Pornography, and the Internet

(3 S.H.)

The overall goal of this course is the study and analysis of child sexual abuse and the manner in which human and social services respond to this problem. Specifically, this course will examine the predatory actions of offenders who engage in child sexual abuse and exploitation. Included in this assessment is an understanding of how perpetrators use computers, the Internet, and emerging technologies to exploit children. Students will also learn how social services and the criminal justice system respond to this phenomenon. Thus, the student will understand and appreciate the roles of law enforcement, forensics, courts, social workers, and health service providers in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of this form of child exploitation.

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