February 10, 2011
Cooley Law School Releases Series of Short Videos on Cybercrimes Involving Children and Teenagers
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School today released a series of short videos about cybercrimes such as cyber bullying, identity theft, video voyeurism and child sexually abusive activity. The videos, developed by Cooley Law School Professor Patrick Corbett, are available on YouTube and cooley.edu. The videos explore how Michigan’s criminal laws can protect individuals, especially teens, who use high-tech devices like cell phones and social networking sites.
"Nearly everyone is online – from young kids to senior citizens," said Corbett. "Unfortunately, that increased activity also means that more and more crimes are being committed over the Internet. My hope is that young people and adults will view these videos and gain a better understanding of how the law protects individuals and governs the use of high-tech devices and activity on the Internet. I've spoken about cybercrimes to a number of students, community members and attorneys. Regardless of the audience, its message of protection seems to resonate well."
Prior to joining Cooley, Corbett launched and served as the deputy chief for the Michigan Attorney General’s High Tech Crime Unit. Corbett teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and computer crimes at Cooley. He also teaches classes to community and law-related groups, explaining how laws can protect those using the Internet.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Today, Cooley Law School has more than 15,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Additional information about Cooley can be found at cooley.edu.