There are both technological and legal barriers to the investigation and prosecution of cyber crime. Consumer technology and market conditions evolve quickly, creating new opportunities for cyber crime. And criminals constantly develop new mechanisms for committing online crimes. Therefore, law enforcement and prosecutors must remain aware of these novel technologies, crimes, and legal changes.
The goal of this section is to help prosecutors overcome these barriers. This content provides resources to those who prosecute cyber crimes, and includes both links to sources explicitly focused on cyber crimes, as well as links to traditional legal resources related to cyber crime prosecution.
We include resources for cyber law research, information regarding litigation of cyber-related cases, identifying emerging legal issues, and additional information that may assist in developing cyber law expertise.
Note that this information is not presented as a source of legal advice, but rather to provide context for some of the legal issues that relate to cybercrime.