Criminals and crime networks have taken advantage of technological developments and improved global communications to expand their scope of activities. Criminals have always been able to transcend national borders. Global high-speed digital networks have significantly changed myriad criminal activities. The communication revolution has created new opportunities for criminals and new challenges for justice systems and professionals. The impacts of such international criminal activities substantially affect worldwide commerce and security. Although it is considerably challenging to afford adequate and effective protections domestically, it is even more daunting in a global context. In the setting of the global information infrastructure of the Internet, with its digital distribution systems, nation-based (let alone subnational) enforcement agencies and approaches are increasingly irrelevant. The enormous economic potential of information superhighways ...

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