According to The Introduction to Criminal Justice, 14th Edition textbook, page 615, cybercrimes are defined as the theft and/or destruction of information, resources, or funds via computers, computer networks, or the Internet.
In my own words, cybercrimes are acts of not only theft and destruction, but also the acts of fraud, bullying, emotional abuse, misleading, and many other things that can not only bring a company down to nothing from the top, but can emotionally destroy a person to the point of said person committing harmful acts against oneself, such as attempted suicide, suicide, starvation, or self-mutilation. It is also possible to steal funds from others and companies such as banks without ever being what’s referred to as a “traditional” bank robber. It is much harder for police to enforce these kinds of crimes due to the fact that new schemes are being developed every single day and a lot of the newer technology is just as far advanced as any the police systems have at their dispense at the current moment.
Cybercrimes are at a rise in the United States at the current time, simply because it is so easy for people to get away with them. It’s nearly impossible for police to track every single scam going on in the United States every second of every day. There are several new kinds of scams and fraudulent activities going on at the moment such as Facebook pages for “sick” children begging for money, fake “not for profit” institutions, even churches. It astonishes me to see just how much crime has come along since people started using the internet for their own gain. Another kind of cybercrime is dating websites, often they ask for money, and even the ones who don’t are allowing possible predators to stalk innocent people and lure them in, which can lead to their death.
Personally, I think a lot of things can be done to slow the