The Globalisation of Crime

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This paper will discuss the emergence of crime over the Internet as a consequence of its increased usage. The Internet has facilitated the emergence of a number of variants of 'white collar crime'. The relative anonimity of the Internet, its ease of use and broad range make it an attractive method for computer criminals. It is the actions of the person, once they gain unauthorised access that determine the nature of the offence committed. Once a crime is committed the arduous task of locating the offender begins. While the process of detection can be fast, often the response times for law enforcement on such crimes are not. Indeed, their respecitive actions are hindered by a multitude of variables including, but not limited to geographical dispersion, their investigative sophistication and jurisdiction. This paper will consider the growth of internet crime and the obstacles faced with the regulation of such crime. It is the aim of this presentation to provide the audience a wider understanding of the legal and practical limitations relating to the globalisation of crime through the use of the Internet.


Keywords: Internet Crime, Jurisdiction, Computer Crime
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Eric Holm

Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Informatics, Central Queensland University
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Eric Holm is a lectuer in Business Law at Central Queensland University. He has been working within the tertiary education sector for a number of years. He has completed a Masters in Business Administration, a Business degree and a Law degree. He is currently completing a Master in Law. His research interests are in the area of computer crime and regulation.

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