Digital Crime and Terrorism Case Study

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Digital crime and terrorism is one of the remaining challenges that law enforcement must address to guarantee greater global security and harmony. Law enforcement agencies therefore need better means through which they can forecast the past, present and future aspects of digital crimes so that they can be well equipped to restrict the actions of those who perpetrate such crimes. This paper is going to analyze the eight key forecasts that are related to digital crime and how law enforcement agencies can come with strategies to combat these crimes. Forecast 1: The need for allocating law enforcement agencies more resources to combat cyber crimes The forecast highlights the need for a shift in law enforcement and justice agencies across all jurisdictions to make officers who serve under such departments well equipped to eliminate digital crimes. One of the key areas under such a forecast will be the introduction of appropriate technology with systems that can collect cyber crime data within the jurisdictions in which these crimes take place. Business and private organizations that transact a lot through the internet are at risk of falling prey to cyber criminals and therefore more computer crime laws need to be enacted to seal loopholes that exist in enforcing the law. Privacy laws should be updated to include activities that are done through the web and this will help law enforcers to deal with cyber criminals who gain access to documents and information that they are not entitled to (Taylor, Caeti, & Fritsch, 2010, pp. 310-312). Forecast 2: Internet fraud and identity theft The issue of monetary fraud through the internet is one that is becoming challenging to law enforcers because of the increase in the number of people and... ... middle of paper ... ... This can then be used as a ruse for extortion and blackmail against the targeted organizations. Law enforcement agencies must be on the look out for such incidents because they can cause disruptions of essential functions by cyber criminals (Gragido, Pirc, & Rogers, 2011, pp. 86-88). Works Cited Brenner S. (2007). Law in an era of smart technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Broadhurst R. and Grabosky P. (2005). Cyber-crime: The challenge in Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Gragido W, Pirc J. and Rogers R. (2011). Cybercrime and Espionage: An Analysis of Subversive Multivector Threats. Burlington: Elsevier. Mansell R. and Raboy M. (2011). The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy. London: John Wiley and Sons. Taylor R., Caeti T. and Fritsch E. (2010). Digital crime and digital terrorism. New York: Prentice Hall.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that law enforcement agencies need to partner with advocacy groups to make consumers and business owners aware of the different ways cyber criminals use to swindle them of their cash.
  • Opines that there is a likelihood of an increase in the number of incidents of psychological nature committed against internet users in shared community through insults, ridicule, hate campaigns, child abuse and incitation
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