The operation and security of computer systems have become of crucial importance for both business and public administration. Computers are now used extensively to administer monetary transactions, prepare balance sheets, control production and generally hold most company's confidential information. In addition, air traffic control, medical and defence systems rely heavily on computers. It is, therefore, not surprising that the level of criminal offences involving DP systems has steadily grown over the last decade, not only in the West and Japan, but also in some socialist states. And, with rapid advances in technology and the increasing volume of data transmitted the problem has quickly developed an international dimension. In this comprehensive handbook Dr Sieber provides a timely comparative survey of this relatively recent phenomenon. His study covers many important aspects, analysing computer crime, worldwide legal issues, preventative measures and prosecution of computer crime.
Introduction: The Emergence of a New Threat; The Phenomenon of Computer Crime; Extent, Impact and Future Development of Crime; The Legal Problems of Computer Crime; The Security Measures of Computer Users; The Prosecution of Computer Crime; Summary - The Need for Further Research, Action and International Co-operation.