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NCJ Number: 211870 Find in a Library
Title: Managing Cyber Crime: An Assessment of Canadian Law Enforcement Reactions
Journal: Justice Report  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:Fall 2005  Pages:30-32
Author(s): Cathy F. Maltais
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article briefly assesses the evolution of technology, its relation to the growth of cyber-crime, and its impact on Canadian law enforcement.
Abstract: Over the last several years, there have been tremendous technological advancements providing immense benefits to the Canadian population. However, these advancements have also brought opportunities for criminal activity, perpetuating a different criminal environment and different tools targeting different victims. The Internet has become the most powerful tool in cyber-crime. In order to keep up with cyber-crime, Canadian law enforcement needs to put resources, tools, and time in place to combat this new criminal environment. This article, a synopsis of a full research paper, provides a brief assessment of how Canadian law enforcement and government officials are reacting to cyber-crime, a crime with reduced chances of detection. First, an attempt is made to define this criminal activity by identifying terminology which best describes it, after which law enforcement can maximize the potential for cross-jurisdictional cooperation. Due to the consequences of non-action, Canadian law enforcement must be well-equipped to fight cyber-crime.
Main Term(s): Computer related crime
Index Term(s): Canada; Computer abuse; Computer security training; Computer viruses; National Conference of Commissioners on State Laws; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Technical evolution
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