Cyber-Crime: The Challenge in Asia

Cyber-Crime: The Challenge in Asia

Cyber-Crime: The Challenge in Asia

Cyber-Crime: The Challenge in Asia

Synopsis

This collection is innovative and original. It introduces new knowledge and is very timely because of the current high profile of the international public discourse over security, the internet and its impact upon the growth of the information economy.

Excerpt

For two principal reasons, this very useful book is highly representative of the valuable work done by the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Criminology. So much so that the book is almost emblematic of the centre. First, the subject-matter of the book, cyber-crime, is one to which the centre has devoted much attention as one of the great problems of today. Secondly, the book, like the centre itself, draws on and co-ordinates the learning and experience of persons from academia, industry and law enforcement throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

As a matter of form, this book can be described as a collection of essays. Between them, the essays cover the emerging trends and key issues which Asian and the Pacific Rim jurisdictions face in their efforts to combat computer-related crime. Discussed are crimes committed with computers (such as online fraud), crimes committed against computers (such as hacking) and crimes in which computers are incidentally involved (as, for example, where the records of illegal activities are stored in computers).

In the course of my opening address at the centre's Second Asia Cybercrime Summit in November 2003, I ventured to observe that in no other field of criminal activity are international borders more porous than they are in cyber criminal activity, and that this presents the family of nations with a unique challenge. This book makes a significant contribution to the means by which that challenge can be met. In addition to the need for international and transnational co-operation on an unprecedented scale, cyber-crime has . . .

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