Principles of Cybercrime

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 2010 - Law - 449 pages
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We live in a digital age. The proliferation of digital technology, and the convergence of computing and communication devices, has transformed the way in which we socialise and do business. While overwhelmingly positive, there has also been a dark side to these developments. Proving the maxim that crime follows opportunity, virtually every advance has been accompanied by a corresponding niche to be exploited for criminal purposes; so-called 'cybercrimes'. Whether it be fraud, child pornography, stalking, criminal copyright infringement or attacks on computers themselves, criminals will find ways to exploit new technology. The challenge for all countries is to ensure their criminal laws keep pace. The challenge is a global one, and much can be learned from the experience of other jurisdictions. Focusing on Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal principles that apply to the prosecution of cybercrimes.
  

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This is an excellent and extremely useful guide.
It covers the many different facets of cybercrime, from fraud to crimes against the person, and from offences where the computer is the tool to
those where it is the target. It encompasses the law in a variety of english speaking jurisdictions.
It handles highly complex and diverse subject material in a clear and well structured fashion while maintaining the highest academic standards. It references the key players working in the area effectively.
The book is well presented, clearly set out and easy to read.
 

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Contents

Preface
ix
Table of legislation
xxvii
Cybercrime
3
Computer as target
27
Access offences
48
Impairment of data
101
Misuse of devices
120
Interception of data
135
Spam
232
Child pornography
247
Grooming
331
Cyberstalking
365
Voyeurism
388
Jurisdiction
405
Bibliography
417
Index
438

Fraud
183
Criminal copyright infringement
221

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Dr Jonathan Clough is Associate Professor and Director International in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. He teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on corporate criminal liability and cybercrime

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