As computer-related crime becomes more important globally, both scholarly and journalistic accounts tend to focus on the ways in which the crime has been committed and how it could have been prevented. Very little has been written about what follows: the capture, possible extradition, prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of the cyber criminal. Originally published in 2004, this book provides an international study of the manner in which cyber criminals are dealt with by the judicial process. It is a sequel to the groundbreaking Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace by Grabosky, Smith and Dempsey (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Some of the most prominent cases from around the world are presented in an attempt to discern trends in the handling of cases, and common factors and problems that emerge during the processes of prosecution, trial and sentencing.
• Was the first book-length study anywhere on this increasingly important issue • Featuring numerous case studies from Australia, the US, UK and Europe • Includes a comprehensive appendix summarising all cases mentioned in the text
1. Introduction; 2. Defining and measuring cyber crime; 3. The prosecutor as gatekeeper; 4. Cross-border issues; 5. Strategies of cyber crime litigation; 6. The quest for harmonisation of cyber crime laws; 7. Judicial punishment in cyberspace; 8. Sentencing cyber criminals; 9. Conclusions; Appendixes.
Review of the hardback: '… definitely a reference book giving us a thorough analysis of cyber crime. I am convinced that every prosecutor should read it, whether he or she is directly concerned by the issue or not, since even in cases where cyber crime is not directly involved, some techniques related to it may have been used or may have triggered off the commission of other offences. International Association of Prosecutors