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Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Wiley Desktop Editions) (Paperback)

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By Terrell Ward Bynum (Editor), Simon Rogerson (Editor)
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This clear and accessible textbookand its associated website offer a state of the art introduction to the burgeoning field of computer ethics and professional responsibility.
  • Includes discussion of hot topics such as the history of computing; the social context of computing; methods of ethical analysis; professional responsibility and codes of ethics; computer security, risks and liabilities; computer crime, viruses and hacking; data protection and privacy; intellectual property and the "open source" movement; global ethics and the internet
  • Introduces key issues and concepts at the start of each section, and features classroom-tested study questions, and lists of useful websites and further reading
  • Provides a wealth of relevant case studies, and an easy-to learn case-analysis technique
  • Is accompanied by a website, offering sample student answers, additional study questions, example case analyses, and discussion forums
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About the Author

Terrell Ward Bynum is Director of the Research Center on Computing & Society at Southern Connecticut State University. For 25 years, he was editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Metaphilosophy. Among his many publications, he is co-editor, with James H. Moor, of The Digital Phoenix: How Computers are Changing Philosophy (Blackwell, 1998) and CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing (Blackwell, 2002). Simon Rogerson is Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility and Professor of Computer Ethics at De Montfort University. He is a co-editor of the scholarly journal Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. Among other publications, he is the author of Ethical Aspects of Information Technology: Issues for Senior Executives (1998) and a co-author of Strategic Management Support Systems (1996).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855548459
ISBN-10: 1855548453
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: September 11th, 2003
Pages: 378
Language: English
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions