Combating cybercrime requires law-enforcement expertise, manpower, legislation, and policy priorities within the ambit of crime-fighting. Because of the utterly transnational character of cybercrime, countries must focus on international investigation and prosecution. As cultural and legal traditions play a major part in countries' views on the exercise of criminal law and sovereignty, a unified approach to this phenomenon requires serious reflection. This book intends to contribute to a more concerted international effort towards effectively fighting cybercrime by offering an in-depth survey of views and practices in various jurisdictions. It includes chapters on the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention and on international co-operation in criminal matters. Thirteen country reports, written by experts in the field, are included in alphabetical order. The book concludes by discussing one of the most urgent steps that needs to be taken: resolving positive jurisdictional conflicts when several jurisdictions seek to prosecute a cybercriminal at the same time.
Cybercrime Jurisdiction — An Introduction.- Jurisdiction in The Cybercrime Convention.- International Co-Operation as A Promise and A Threat.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Australia.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Belgium and The Netherlands. Lotus in Cyberspace — Whose Sovereignty is at Stake?.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Brazil. From Extraterritorial to Ultraterritorial Jurisdiction.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction in Chile.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction in Denmark.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Germany. The Present Situation and The Need For New Solutions.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In India.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Italy.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In Japan.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In The Republic of Korea.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction In New Zealand.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction in United Kingdom.- Cybercrime and Jurisdiction in The United States.- The Next Step: Prioritizing Jurisdiction.