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Cyber Crimes in India: A Study of Emerging Patterns of Perpetration and Victimization in Chennai City

Syed Umarhathab, G. Deepak Raj Rao & K. Jaishankar

Abstract:
The introduction of the internet in 1990s and broadband technologies to less developed
nations have created a great information revolution. As there are positive and negative sides of
any technology, internet is also not devoid of that. The internet users of the less developed
nations are comparatively less aware than their counterparts in the developed nations. The
lack of awareness in the usage and lack of knowledge of code of conduct of cyberspace has
pushed many to serious victimization, as well as perpetration, as many of them were not aware
of copyright and privacy issues of the internet. Empirical studies in cyber crimes are
developing and further there is a need to analyze this novel form of crime and its victimization
in detail. The present study is an attempt to analyze both the perpetration and victimization
pattern of cyber crimes and this study is a micro level study done in Chennai City, India. This
study has many limitations and it is only an attempt to bring forward the presence of cyber
crime perpetration and victimization issues in India and it provides only descriptive statistics.
Keywords:
Computer, Cyber Crime, Cyberspace, Internet, Data, Information, Victimization, Cyber
Pornography, Stalking