Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Richmond, Virginia

Start Date

10-6-2013 10:35 AM

Abstract

This conceptual piece analyzes the role of criminal punishment and the nature of cyber crime to investigate whether the current punishment schemes are appropriate given the deontological and utilitarian goals of punishment: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. The research has implications for policymaking in cybercriminal law.

Keywords: cybercrime, criminal law, punishment, retribution, deterrence, information economics

 
Jun 10th, 10:35 AM

Cybercrime and Punishment: An Analysis of the Deontological and Utilitarian Functions of Punishment in the Information Age

Richmond, Virginia

This conceptual piece analyzes the role of criminal punishment and the nature of cyber crime to investigate whether the current punishment schemes are appropriate given the deontological and utilitarian goals of punishment: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. The research has implications for policymaking in cybercriminal law.

Keywords: cybercrime, criminal law, punishment, retribution, deterrence, information economics