The Future of Digital Crimes and Digital Terrorism

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Criminal Justice Name Institution Course Date We are gradually evolving to virtual worlds where almost everything and all sectors of the economy are operated through the use of technology. Since most Americans are reliant on modern technology, they are susceptible to cyber-crimes. As a result of this criminals and terrorists have changed their ways of committing crimes so as to take advantage of the use of technology. Cyber criminals have the ability to use cyber-attacks to carry out illegal activities such as drug trafficking, money laundering, stalking, black market commerce and even terrorism. This has made it necessary for the United States law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Homeland, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the secret service to take up the fight against cyber-crimes ("Locating Cyberterrorism: How Terrorism Researchers Use and View the Cyber Lexicon | Jarvis | Perspectives on Terrorism," n.d.). Cyber-crimes are evolving with technology where criminals are using technical and social vulnerabilities in computer systems to develop methods to infect computer systems. Such infections can take over computer systems business, personal and even the government level. Information Technologies is the main tool that can be used to combat digital crime and terrorism by the law enforcement agencies. This means that law enforcement has to invest in information technology so that they can fight cyber-crime. For the law enforcement agencies to be able to investigate cyber-crimes their investigators should have the necessary skills to do so. Hence to be able to fight digital crime and terrorism law enforcement agencies should recruit

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