Australian Institute of Criminology

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Internet Crime

University of Melbourne, Victoria
16 February 1998 - 17 February 1998

Introduction

The Internet consists of more than 15 000 computer networks linked to over 175 countries. Over 170 000 companies do business on the Internet and almost 100 million electronic messages are sent annually. Such an extensive communications system creates enormous possibilities for crime and formidable challenges for law enforcement.

This conference examines the nature and extent of Internet crime and responses available to deal with it. Topics covered include: Internet vandalism, terrorism, obscene and objectionable content, copyright infringement, and crimes involving funds transfer and on-line commerce. The solutions include the use of traditional crime prevention strategies, legal controls, market-based solutions and the use of technology itself.

Conference papers

THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF INTERNET CRIME

Illegal content

Internet vandalism

Commercial crimes

SOLUTIONS

International legal controls

Local legal controls

On-line crime prevention

Technological controls