Cyber Crimes and the Victimisation of Women

  • Sherin Farhana EV
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  • Sherin Farhana EV

    Assistant Professor at Crescent School of Law, India.

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In the digital era, ICT has revolutionized each sector, and Internet usage has become an addictive act day by day. For years, there has been an increase in internet crimes against women, and the lockdown has emboldened stalkers. Technical and legal measures are being taken to protect computer systems and to prevent and deter illegal behaviour. However, due to no physical limitations, criminal activities are increasing. Even though India has enacted laws for protecting cyber offences but still crime rates are high. Cybercrime offences against women and children are at an all-time high, and they could pose a serious threat to a person’s overall security. The combination of the internet and social platform are the major causes for cyber-crime against women and children. The cyber-world has united people across the world both personally and professionally, and now it has reached its highest peak, which has led to new offences, and the victims are mostly women. The internet, even though it has aided society in many positive ways, at the same time, it has paved the way for many new cyber offences. The traditional laws which regulated the society are not enough for the present scenario. According to the research conducted by the Indian computer emergency response team, one cyber-attack is reported every 10 minutes. This paper analyses the loopholes in the system with regards to handling offences related to cybercrimes on women, and it also analyses the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act 2000 regarding cyber offences. Lastly, the author concludes by recommending certain necessary measures for addressing this issue.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1877 - 1886


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