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investigate cyber crimes the victim does not get justice and they criminal remains in societycreating new victims.Cyber crime in America is the most rapidly growing crime with frauds, such as identity theftor hacking into the financial accounts of their victims and stealing money, or trespassing into acitizen or businesses computer in order to steal private information or to commit a malicious
attack on the company’s network systems.
Cyber criminals hack into the computers and sendviruses that enable the thief to steal the passwords and account information of their victims.
These crimes could be occurring in America or can be the result of thief’s in
another country.Tracking and identifying these criminals is not the only one challenge facing the criminal justice system. Once identified the criminal; justice system facing jurisdictional issues inarresting and trying the offender for the crime. If the crime is committed in the United Statesthere are federal agencies designed to arrest and try these offenders but when the source isinternational jurisdictional issues make it almost impossible to apprehend the guilty offenders.Until international polices are created that are designed to fight cyber crime criminal justiceagencies in America will struggle to punish the offender and instead must focus on intervention.Cyber crime statistics developed by the Bureau of justice statistics show that 67 of businesseshave suffered from some sort of cyber attack, whether it be fraud or corruption of informationsystems, while 60% of citizens have been the victim of some form of cyber crime (BJS, 2011).Of the attacks that occurred against the business only 11% had the technological capabilities todetect the attack and over half included multiple incidents. Approximately 68% of the victims of cyber theft sustained monetary loss of $10,000 or more. By comparison, 34% of the businesses