Cybercrime has become increasingly prevalent in the new millennium as computer-savvy criminals have developed more sophisticated ways to victimize people online and through other digital means. The Law of Cybercrimes and Their Investigations is a comprehensive text exploring the gamut of issues surrounding this growing phenomenon.
After an introduction to the history of computer crime, the book reviews a host of topics including:
- Information warfare and cyberterrorism
- Obscenity, child pornography, sexual predator conduct, and online gambling
- Cyberstalking, cyberharassment, cyberbullying, and other types of unlawful expression
- Auction fraud, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, access device fraud, identity theft and fraud, securities and bank fraud, money laundering, and electronic transfer fraud
- Data privacy crimes, economic espionage, and intellectual property crimes
- Principles applicable to searches and seizures of computers, other digital devices, and peripherals
- Laws governing eavesdropping, wiretaps, and other investigatory devices
- The admission of digital evidence in court
- Procedures for investigating cybercrime beyond the borders of the prosecuting jurisdiction
Each chapter includes key words or phrases readers should be familiar with before moving on to the next chapter. Review problems are supplied to test assimilation of the material, and the book contains weblinks to encourage further study.