Combating Cyber Dependent Crimes: The Legal Framework in the UK

Sallavaci, Oriola (2017) Combating Cyber Dependent Crimes: The Legal Framework in the UK. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 630. pp. 53-66. ISSN 1865-0929

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Computer crimes and digital investigations comprise a substantial part of criminal policy, law and practice as information becomes the cornerstone of global economy. Innovative ways of attacking, exploiting and interfering with computer and communication technologies are regularly emerging, posing increasing threats to the society, economy and security. It is essential that in tackling cybercrime the right legal framework of offences is in place and that there is clarity in how the powers that are used to investigate cybercrime interact with the offences designed to catch cyber criminals. This paper reviews the current legal framework to cyber dependent crimes in the UK, including its recent amendments, and highlights areas that remain problematic and in need of attention from policymakers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cybercrime, computer misuse, computer security, hacking
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 10:50

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