This research intends to unveil problems in the criminal law when dealing with cybercrime and explore possible solutions through comparative study of China, US, England, Singapore and the Council of Europe. Criminals have abused the convenience brought by information technology. When facing with this unwelcome change, jurisdictions and international institutions have developed different measures in the criminal law field. However, the amount of cybercrime has kept increasing, and cybercrime continues to present challenges to criminal law. In this background, this research focuses on how to adapt criminal law to combat cybercrime.
This central question contains four aspects in this research:
1. Do we need a cyber-specific legislation to regulate cybercrime?
2. If this specific legislation is necessary, what the adequate and systematic approaches can this legislation take to determine and regulate cybercrime?
3. What principles are sufficient and appropriate to determine jurisdiction over cybercrime?
4. What is the function and influence of the Convention on Cybercrime in shaping appropriate legislation and fostering international cooperation against cybercrime?

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P.A.M. Mevis (Paul) , Y. Li (Yuwen)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus School of Law

Wang, Q. (2016, December 15). A Comparative Study of Cybercrime in Criminal Law: China, US, England, Singapore and the Council of Europe. Retrieved from