Chapter 4

Cybercrime Law: A United States Perspective

Susan W. Brenner


This chapter reviews how law in the United States deals with technologically facilitated crime, or cybercrime. As the United States is a federal system, there are two basic levels of cybercrime law: federal cybercrime law and state cybercrime law. Federal cybercrime law is a unitary, all encompassing system; it applies throughout the territorial jurisdiction of the United States of America. State cybercrime law is idiosyncratic; the cybercrime laws of each of the 50 U.S. states (plus the District of Columbia) apply only within the territorial jurisdiction ...

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