au: Future directions in technology-enabled crime : 2007-09

Abstract: Over the next two years, Australians will use information and communications technologies at an ever-expanding rate. They will make use of computers and mobile devices to communicate, share information, and work and play with people across the globe. What opportunities for criminal exploitation of these new technologies will arise? This publication identifies the risks and considers their implications for policing, policy and law making. If we can understand the opportunities for crime and predict their likely trajectory, government and industry can develop effective responses before they are realised. Some will lie in developing more secure technologies. Others will require education of the public. Where prevention fails, police and the courts need to be well-equipped to take effective steps to bring criminals to justice. This report comprehensively examines the risks of technology-enabled crime and provides a workable platform for response.

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