Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cybercrimes

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Contemporary Criminal Law
Matthew Lippman
(http://www.sagepublications.com/)

Cyberstalking, computer crime

What do you call ‘unwanted attention by individuals (and sometimes groups of people) to others'? Stalking, says Wikipedia. Stalking behaviours are related to harassment and intimidation, it adds. Matthew Lippman discusses ‘stalking' in one of the chapters included in Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, cases, and controversies, second edition. He cites the Illinois statute for a simple definition of the crime — that a person commits stalking when he or she ‘on at least two separate occasions' follows another person or places the person under surveillance or any combination of these two acts.

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