Chapter 1: General Introduction - Handbook on Nigerian Cybercrime Law by Felix Eboibi & Mark Amakoromo

Chapter 1: General Introduction - Handbook on Nigerian Cybercrime Law by Felix Eboibi & Mark Amakoromo

The role of technology in our world today as well as its relevance to societal advancement cannot be over-emphasized. The era of globalization has introduced myriad of concerns and developments in the growth of modern and sophisticated technologies. Almost all facets of the society have been greatly affected by this new wave in technological advancement and pervasive machines. With its advent, it has knitted a changed or globalized world, with a significant impact cutting across all professions and works of life, of which the legal profession is not left out. Understanding the concept of cybercrime is very germane considering its novel nature and the possible challenge it could pose to law enforcement agencies in their quest to prevent, investigate and prosecute these crimes. Presently, in Nigeria several law enforcement agencies and Ministry of Justice both at the Federal and State levels are beginning to create specific units devoted to handling cybercrime offences. Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities have commenced the sensitization of students by including cybercrime as part of their schools curriculum.

 

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13th September 2018 by Dr Felix E. Eboibi

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