The Concept of Cyber-Crime: Nature & Scope

21 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2011 Last revised: 3 Apr 2015

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Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University; Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

Date Written: February 21, 2011


Cyber crime is whether myth or reality? Nothing is crime unless prescribe by law. But most of the categories of cyber crime is still beyond the reach of law. Even there is lack of unanimous consensus over the commonly agreed definition of cyber crime.

Present article has attempted to conceptualize the ‘cyber crime’. The analysis is from legal point of view and various aspects are touched upon. A cursory glace has been given to whether cyber crime can be accommodated within the existing legal framework or does it require a complete new approach? This article has analyzed the operational modality to combat cyber crime and its probable difficulties in the traditional system which is based on different principles, which in cyberspace hardly respect and difficult to govern. The objective of these analyses is to verify the compatibility of legal system to coupe up with such techno-sophisticated criminality.

Keywords: cyber crime, information technology, traditional crime, techno-sophisticated criminality

Suggested Citation

Chowbe, Vijaykumar Shrikrushna, The Concept of Cyber-Crime: Nature & Scope (February 21, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe (Contact Author)

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606

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