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Computer Misuse

Response, Regulation and the Law, 1st Edition

By Stefan Fafinski


352 pages

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This book is concerned with the nature of computer misuse and the legal and extra-legal responses to it. It explores what is meant by the term 'computer misuse' and charts its emergence as a problem as well as its expansion in parallel with the continued progression in computing power, networking, reach and accessibility. In doing so, it surveys the attempts of the domestic criminal law to deal with some early manifestations of computer misuse and the consequent legislative passage of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

This book will be of interest to students of IT law as well as to sociologists and criminologists, and those who have a professional concern with preventing computer misuse and fraud.


'Provides a comprehensive, valuable and timely critical review of the legal and extra-legal governance of computer misuse.' - Professor Martin Wasik CBE, Keele University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: Constructing the Problem of Computer Misuse 2. The Emergence of the Problem of Computer Misuse 3. The Evolution of the Problem of Computer Misuse 4. Computer Misuse and the Criminal Law Part 2: The Governance of Computer Misuse 5. The Risk of Computer Misuse and its Governance 6. The Legal Governance of Computer Misuse: Beyond the Domestic Criminal Law 7. The Extra-legal Governance of Computer Misuse Part 3: Examining the Solution 8. The Constellation of Control

About the Author

Stefan Fafinski is Lecturer in Law at Brunel University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology