Litska Strikwerda of the Philosophy (of technology) chair was awarded best paper at the 4th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime for her paper “When Should Virtual Cybercrime Be Brought under the Scope of the Criminal Law?”. Quite an accomplishment, as she had to beat several more established researchers in the field. CTIT congratulates her on this achievement.
The winning paper
In her paper Strikwerda addresses the question when virtual cybercrime - crime that involves a specific aspect of computers or computer networks - should be brought under the scope of the criminal law. Drawing from philosophical ontology and legal philosophy, she tries to establish what the necessary and sufficient conditions are for virtual cybercrime to obtain in order to count as crime under criminal law. The paper also tries to determine when virtual cybercrime meets these criteria.
4th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
The 4th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime conference took place from 25-26 October 2012 in Lafayette (USA). The conference aims on bringing together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. Digital forensics and cybercrime is a multidisciplinary area that encompasses law, computer science, finance, telecommunications, data analytics, and policing.