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Cybercrime Law Research Guide

This research guide identifies resources and organizations related to cybercrime and cybersecurity.

National Sources

National Conference of State Legislatures

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures' website, "Computer crime laws encompass a variety of actions that destroy or interfere with normal operation of a computer system."  The National Conference of State Legislatures keeps a list of state computer crime statutes.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is an FBI site referral mechanism for complaints involving internet related crime.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a national network program that helps federal, state and local law enforcement, and prosecutorial agencies engaged in investigating and prosecuting persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet to develop an effective response to child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children. 

State Offices on Cybercrime Policing/Investigation

Several, but not all, states have a division, task force or similar department that focuses on cybercrime. Typically these departments are housed within the state's attorney general office. Some departments address a variety of cybercrimes, while other departments focus specifically on cybercrime involving children. Many states have a department that is affiliated with the national ICAC Task Force (see above).