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By Russell G. Smith

ISBN-10: 0511216211

ISBN-13: 9780511216213

ISBN-10: 0521840473

ISBN-13: 9780521840477

This booklet includes a global examine of the way during which cyber criminals are at the moment dealt with through the judicial method. As computer-related crime turns into extra very important globally, either scholarly and journalistic debts are inclined to concentrate on the ways that the crime has been dedicated and the way it might were avoided. little or no has been written in regards to the catch, attainable extradition, prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of the cyber criminal--until now.

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Although some of these figures are indeed disturbing, they need to be placed in context. Any increase in cyber crime has to be considered in light of the substantial increase in use of digital technologies. Business is now heavily dependent on computers and it is predictable that incidents of cyber crime will increase in direct proportion to usage. It has been found, however, that victimisation has not increased at exactly the same rate as the increase in usage. 9 million adults (50 per cent of the adult population).

It is often very expensive to obtain electronic evidence, as forensic accountancy services may need to be used and large amounts of data examined. In cross-border cases, the procedures for obtaining mutual legal assistance are also slow and some countries are not parties to international conventions. This is a problem where offenders can move around quickly and destroy critical evidence. Traditional search warrants are often inadequate to deal with electronic evidence, and there is also the problem of seizing entire hard drives or servers in order to obtain only small amounts of data that may be relevant to the case.

321 One can imagine that since the establishment of the National High Tech Crime Unit in the United Kingdom in 2001, the attention paid to crimes of this nature will have increased and, in time, the number of prosecutions and convictions will also increase. Australia In Australia, the last twenty years or so have seen an increased number of computer offences reported to law enforcement agencies for investigation. In the year 2002–03, the Australian Federal Police, for example, received 301 electronic crime referrals, 61 per cent of which related to child pornography and paedophile activity on the Internet.

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