When should virtual cybercrime be brought under the scope of the criminal law?

Litska Strikwerda

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    Abstract

    This paper is about the question when virtual cybercrime should be brought under the scope of the criminal law. By virtual cybercrime I mean crime that involves a specific aspect of computers or computer networks: virtuality. Examples of virtual cybercrime are: virtual child pornography, theft of virtual items and the killing of an avatar (a virtual person). Drawing from philosophical ontology and legal philosophy I will establish what the necessary and sufficient conditions are for virtual cybercrime to obtain in order to count as crime under criminal law. I will also examine when virtual cybercrime meets these criteria.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital Forensics and Cyber Crime
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsMarcus Rogers, Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages109-143
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39890-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2012
    Event4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2012 - Lafayette, United States
    Duration: 25 Oct 201226 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 4
    http://archive.d-forensics.org/2012/show/home

    Publication series

    NameLecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume114
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211
    ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2012
    Abbreviated titleICDF2C
    CountryUnited States
    CityLafayette
    Period25/10/1226/10/13
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • IR-89298
    • METIS-302208

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    Strikwerda, L. (2012). When should virtual cybercrime be brought under the scope of the criminal law? In M. Rogers, & K. C. Seigfried-Spellar (Eds.), Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime: 4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 109-143). (Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 114). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_8