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Cyber Crime - Challenges For Law Enforcement

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As lawful use of the Internet expands, so does cyber crime. Law enforcement agencies must deal with crime unheard of a decade earlier. Online crimes range from chat room threats of violence against a person or property to organized, complicated schemes by those who know their way around cyberspace. While a chat room threat made by someone making no effort to hide their identity is generally easy to trace, highly organized schemes can be nearly impossible to track. Two major challenges to law enforcement include jurisdiction issues and discovering the identity of a cyber criminal.


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