Internet and crime natasha ross cis170 mark stone, professor february 17, 2014 the internet has contributed to criminal activity by giving an enlarged amount of obscurity for the criminal they are able to do crimes from anywhere in the world. Causes and effects of cyber crime causes of cyber crime economically motivated cyber crime as is the case with many crimes committed outside the internet, money is a major motivator for many cyber criminals. The effects of crime can also last for a long time, and it doesn’t depend on how ‘serious’ the crime was some people cope really well with the most horrific crimes while others can be very distressed by a more minor incident.
The most noticeable effect is through ‘performance crime’ committed to gain attention, but other less visible effects on criminal justice such as on juror behavior will be equally significant the growth of performance crime and justice is producing a unique set of phenomena that criminal justice systems worldwide will have to manage. Study on the effects of new information technologies on the abuse and exploitation of children united nations office on drugs and crime vienna. One of the most palpable effects of cyber crime is its disastrous monetary consequences the chief aim of all cyber crime is economic that is, most crimes are committed with the goal of securing greater wealth.
Excessive use of the internet has both internal and external effects for users the internal output is the psychological and emotional sector and personality problems that may arise, such as reduced psychological wellbeing for excessive users according to research findings. The cyber crime of piracy has had major effects on the entertainment, music and software industries claims of damages are hard to estimate and even harder to verify, with estimates ranging widely from hundreds of millions to hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Crime on the net there are all kinds of people on the internet contents drugs are being sold over the internet that can have serious side effects and should only be prescribed after a detailed consultation with a doctor there is an internet crime forum which brings together representatives from law enforcement, government and the.
One of the other effects of computer hacking is that it can be used to convert computers into zombies ie internet-enabled computers that are compromised by hackers or computer viruses zombie computers are used for fraudulent activities like spamming and phishing. You should save all paperwork relating to the crime, including such items as letters of solicitation, prospectuses, canceled checks, cash receipts, receipts for cashier's checks or money orders, bank statements, investment statements, or medical statements. In effect, the ifcc operates as part of a cyber community watch in which the self policing efforts of honest and vigilant internet users and internet service providers result in potential fraudulent activity over the internet being brought to the attention of law enforcement through the ifcc. Computer crime reduces the productivity of a company as a company will take measure to reduce cybercrime so there will be more password entering or other acts this will take time to do and therefore will effect on the productivity.
Computer can be considers as a tool in cyber crime when the individual is the main target of cyber crime but computer can be considers as target when the crime is directed to the computer in addition, cyber crime also includes traditional crimes that been conducted with the access of internet. Cyber crime is a high stakes industry and profit margins are far greater than any legitimate business and each time a company’s security lines are broken, the trust of online shoppers diminishes. One of the main consequences of cyber crime on a company is a loss of revenue/income this loss may be caused by an outside person who acquires sensitive financial information, using it to extract funds from an organization. General form crime can be de-fined as the violation of law, especially a serious one cyber crime is an unlawful act wherein the computer is either a tool or target or both cyber crime uses the unique feature of internet namely the sending of emails, speedy publi-cation of information through the web.
Internet is the most powerful invention and if used in the positive direction, internet can prove to be very productive but, these days, due to the social networking sites such as facebook taking over, internet is producing adverse effects on the students, especially those students studying in college. The effects of crime on society include feelings of fear that disrupt the population’s sense of unity, the breakdown of social associations due to habitual avoidance of certain places, an unwillingness to go out at night and damage to the image of the community.
Assistance to parents, other adults responsible for the protection of children, and children themselves, can also be obtained from so-called watch-dog internet sites which provide crime prevention information, and advice and tips on safe internet (safe surfing) use for both parents and children. The report concluded that at least for property crimes, “the system is clearly having an effect” but noted that the csc program’s “lack of deterrent effects on violent crime and its limited usefulness with respect to investigations” limited the program’s benefit. The impact of internet crime on development adam salifu department of development studies, university of cambridge, uk and institute for democratic governance, ghana. The concept of cyber crime is not radically distinctive from the idea of standard crime the two include conduct whether or not act or omission, which result in breach of rules of law and counterbalanced with the sanction of the state.