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7 Cyber Crime HANDOUT

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7 Cyber Crime HANDOUT

  1. 1. Topic 7: Crime and the Media: global cyber crime Cyber-crime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities on the planet. Cybercrime is defined by British police as the use of any global computer network for crime Thomas &Loader define it as computer-mediated activities that are either illegal or considered illegal by some and that are conducted through global electronic networks High-tech criminals of the digital age have not been slow to spot the new opportunities, not least because well over half the world now have access to the internet. David Wall (2001) identifies 4 categories of cyber-crime: 1 Cyber-trespass 2 Cyber-deception and theft 3 Cyber-pornography 4 Cyber-violence TASK 1 categorising cyber crime Slot the cyber crimes you have thought up into Wall’s 4-fold classification. If any don’t seem to fit put them in the ‘OTHER FORMS’ category Category of Cyber Crime (Wall) Examples 1 Cyber-trespass 2 Cyber-deception and theft 3 Cyber-pornography 4 Cyber-violence OTHER FORMS (which don’t seem to fit Wall’s classification system) TASK 2 policing cyber crime Policing and controlling cyber crime has proved to be extremely challenging. Can you think of any reasons why? Make a note of them below

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