This paper discusses crimes based on the use of computers and looks at the issue of cyber crimes.
# 97393 | 1,087 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Aug 12, 2007 in Computer and Technology (Programming) , Law (Criminal) , Computer and Technology (Internet) , Computer and Technology (Technology) , Criminology (General)
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In this article, the writer explains that computer crime can be classified into two categories: crimes that use the computer as the primary instrument for felonies like identity theft or piracy; and crimes that use the computer and its related systems as the target such as systems hacking or viruses. For clarification, the definition of computer crime should focus more clearly on the crimes that directly involve computers and their systems as targets. The writer notes that as increasing numbers of people become computer literate, the digital universe becomes saturated with malicious users who seek to commit any number of offenses ranging from child pornography web rings to identity theft to hacking to acts of terror. The writer concludes that combating computer crimes will require aggressive efforts and sensible legislation.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Lovet, G. (2007). How cybercrime operations work;; and how they make money. Retrieved April 18, 2007 from http://www.crime-research.org/analytics/2524/
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