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Title: Computer Crime Statutes
Author(s): H Nugent
Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Law and Justice
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: OJP-85-C-006
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the major provisions of the computer crime statutes enacted by Federal and State legislatures as of June 30, 1990.
Abstract: The laws of 49 states are currently in effect. The Massachusetts law is also presented; it had been passed and submitted to the governor, but not signed into law by June 1990. Each law is presented in terms of its title, definitions, offenses, elements of offenses, penalties, venue, civil remedy, and legislative purpose. Other provisions, citations, and sources are also listed. Materials in general criminal statues are omitted when they are irrelevant to computer crime.
Main Term(s): Computer-related crime legislation
Index Term(s): Federal Code; State laws; State-by-state analyses
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