Criminal Justice Essay, Research Paper
Jason C. Clifton Clifton 1
Criminology CRJ 470
July 17, 2000
High Tech Offenders
What different kinds of high-tech offenders can you
imagine? What is the best way to deal with each such
offender? Give reasons for your answers.
High-tech crimes hold the potential to vastly change
our understanding of crime. Illegal wire transfers of huge
asset stores, nuclear subterfuge, and computer crimes are
emerging as novel forms of criminal enterprise. There is
no way to determine what type of crimes will come in the
future. That is why the police need to be on the cutting
edge of crime. When the police are not, they pave the way
for criminals to walk all over them and their citizens.
Efforts to control high-tech crime have opened a
“Pandora’s Box” of issues. The issues relating to criminal
investigations and prosecution are hindered by free speech
and it guarantees of technological privacy.
The only way to deal with crime is case by case.
There is no all-magical way to group all crime into one
sentence. Since new crimes are occurring everyday, there
is no way to determine the right to handle each offender.
However, there should be strict violations for computer
crimes. Computer crimes seem to be the wave of the future
and that is one of those things that if something is not
done about it, it will just keep getting bigger and bigger.
In conclusion, there is no one-way approach to
fighting crime. If there was it would be one of swift and
stiff punishment for offenders. The laws about violations
with the computer should be written or revised to encompass
the new crimes and there should be a back door that allows
lawmakers to include new offenses when they come around.