Analysis of Computer Crime Characteristics

You-lu Liao, Central Police University
Tsan-chang Lin, Central Police University

ABSTRACT
According to the analysis of crime characteristics, the major kinds of computer crime are distribution of pornography and copyright infringement. The crime scene is mainly residence. The number of cases cracked down is increasing, yet the criminals will continue until being discovered. The motivation is mainly for profit. The offenders are mainly male, and always proceed solely. The average age is quite low; profession is mainly student and unemployment. The average level of education is higher than college, and the criminal record is first offense. Residence is mainly urban, and there are many handicapped involved. The cases are currently processed in few criminal justice agencies. The funnel effect emerges obviously, and the punishment is quite lenient, but the ratio of probation and fines is high.

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Updated 05/20/2006