Principles of Cybercrime
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.
Table of legislation
Computer as target
Impairment of data
Misuse of devices
Interception of data
Criminal copyright infringement