The Dark Side of the Internet – Cyber Crimes

  • Sanchit Meena and Gauri Girdhar
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  • Sanchit Meena

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

  • Gauri Girdhar

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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The law of nature states that anything invented or discovered comes with its characteristics which involve both- the desirable and the undesirable goals which range from water to fire or two extreme vices. Having a desire to master the proficient side of any invention, people are also vehemently leaned towards learning the other- the bad aspect of the same. Internet was invented to assist the people but in present times we see that cyberspace is being misused vividly across the globe. According to Harvard University, cybercrime is an amorphous field and can be defined as any criminal activity that pertains to or is committed through the use of the Internet. All over the world, the notion of secure cyberspace has remained significant but has not been addressed properly due to its wide scope of accessibility. Crimes today are not just limited to the real world but have also emerged virtually with more and more forms of cybercrimes coming up these days as a result of the advancement in technology. The cases of victimization on the internet are elevating at a rapid speed because there is no coordination among the nations on the same issue at a global level. In the new normal, where most of the people are working from home, controlling cyberspace via effective laws remains an underrated topic because the main focus is controlling the spread of viruses along with boosting economic activities. In an ever-changing society, it is imperative to balance the right to the internet with other fundamental rights because nobody deserves to be a victim of cybercrime. This paper attempts to understand the nature of cybercrimes and also addresses the problems faced while reporting such forms of crimes. This research paper could help analyze the understandings of the youth concerning cybercrime as they are the ones who are most active on the platform of cyberspace. Further, this paper could help in measuring the effect of victimization of women on the internet and also the problem faced by them while reporting virtual crimes.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1597 - 1616


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