Week 6 Assignment
Answer the following questions. Each answer must be a minimum of 400 words.
QUESTION #1. Review Julie Hilden’s arguments for why some “expectations” should be made in cases of prosecuting sexting crimes under current child pornography laws. What does she mean by the “Romeo and Juliet” exception and by the “age-specific” exception? Are these exceptions plausible in sexting cases? Describe some of the challenges posed by the age-specific exception. For example, what would happen if a middle-aged man received an unsolicited nude photo from a teenage girl on his cell phone? Should he be prosecuted for possessing a pornographic image of a minor? Should the teenage girl who sent this photo to him be prosecuted for transmitting the image? Defend your answer.
QUESTION #2. We briefly noted that some controversies associated with workplace monitoring now have global and international implications. For example, Stephen Coleman points out that in the global workforce, an employee’s privacy could be violated by software monitoring programs that reside on a computer located in a country different from where that employee works. Do we need new kinds of international agreements and policies for employee monitoring, as Coleman suggests ? And do we need to adopt an “International Bill of Human Rights,” as Coleman also suggests, in response to global challenges posed by workplace monitoring? If not, what kinds of alternative proposals might be suitable?