Cybercrime and the Law: Challenges, Issues, and Outcomes

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UPNE, 2012 - Computers - 263 pages
The exponential increase in cybercrimes in the past decade has raised new issues and challenges for law and law enforcement. Based on case studies drawn from her work as a lawyer, Susan W. Brenner identifies a diverse range of cybercrimes, including crimes that target computers (viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, malware and DDoS attacks) and crimes in which the computer itself is used as a tool (cyberstalking, cyberextortion, cybertheft, and embezzlement). Illuminating legal issues unique to investigations in a digital environment, Brenner examines both national law enforcement agencies and transnational crime, and shows how cyberspace erodes the functional and empirical differences that have long distinguished crime from terrorism and both from warfare.
 

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Contents

TwentyFirstCentury Bonnie and Clyde
1
1 Hacking
16
2 Malwareand DDOs Attacks
36
3 Cybercrimes against Property
57
4 Cybercrimes against Persons
93
The Evidentiary Challenges of Digital Crime Scenes
118
6 Cybercrime Investigations and Privacy
144
7 Transnational Investigation of Cybercrime
171
Crime Terrorism and War
189
Epilogue
217
Notes
221
Index
255
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SUSAN W. BRENNER is NCR Distinguished Professor of Law & Technology, University of Dayton School of Law.

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