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NCJ Number: 119326 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention and Prosecution of Computer and High Technology Crime
Author(s): S S Arkin; B A Bohrer; D L Cuneo; J P Donohoe; J M Kaplan; R Kasanof; A J Levander; S Sherizen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 596
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
Albany, NY 12204
Sale Source: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, corporate counsel, and other attorneys, this volume surveys crucial issues that arise out of the use of computers and other high technology as a tool of crime or civil wrong as well as situations in which the technology itself has been used by people in unauthorized, unlawful ways for their own benefit or to make inappropriate commercial use of it.
Abstract: The text emphasizes the need for three interrelated areas of efforts to protect high technology: private preventive measures, public enforcement measures, and private enforcement measures. An introduction explains the kinds of technology discussed throughout the book. Subsequent chapters examine Federal and State criminal statutes dealing with the abuse of hardware, the misappropriation of computer software, and wrongful access to computers; crimes related to trade secrets; and offenses directed at automated teller machines, automated clearinghouses, and other technologies related to electronic funds transfer. A further chapter explains Federal export controls of commercial and dual use merchandise with national security implications; and the regulation of the transnational movement of arms, munitions, and nuclear material. Internal corporate security of computers and trade secrets is discussed in terms of the development of systematic security procedures as part of corporate strategic planning. A final chapter focuses on the litigation of criminal cases involving advanced technology. It covers the investigation of high-technology crimes, pretrial proceedings, and evidentiary problems. Footnotes, index, and appended lists of State statutes and cases cited.
Main Term(s): Computer-related crime legislation
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Federal Code; State laws
Note: 1989 edition with June 1989 supplement
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