Running head: Global Assessment1Global Perspective AssessmentBenjamin MeszarUOPX CJA/484Lori Madison6/4/2019
Global Assessment2Global Perspective AssessmentThe increase in globalization presenting the opportunity for large scale criminal activity is not new. Immigration, technology, and political change have contributed to the absence of boundaries that at one time kept the activity of criminals relatively sheltered and easier to keep tabs on. Because now, criminals are thinking on a global scale, so must the criminal justice system. Here the author will discuss the impact that globalization has had on the United States criminal justice system, cybercrime and the technology impacts on the criminal justice systems worldwide. The author will also identify some of the most influential issues and crimes in criminal justice systems globally affecting justice systems and their processes. Finally, the authorwill compare international criminal justice systems based on a discussion of common, civil, socialistic, and Islamic law traditions as well as worldwide policing systems.Worldwide ImpactIn order to understand how cybercrime impacts the justice systems worldwide wemust first understand what cybercrime is. A cybercrime is a crime that uses a computer ormanipulates digital data. Cybercrime can be broken down into five different typologies.They are information theft, hacker attacks known as internal computer crimes, terroristicsupport, internet communications crime, and even manipulation of computer components. One great impact cybercrime has on criminal justice systems worldwide is amatter of determining jurisdiction. Since there are no physical borders to the internet lawenforcement and law creators worldwide are faced with the need to combine forces. Anexample of this occurred in 2013 when a former government official named EdwardSnowden released or leaked information of national security in the form of documents fromthe U.S. government about the country listening in and truly acting as spies against the
Global Assessment3citizens of their country. Currently the government attempting to pull Snowden from Russiato bring him to trial for treason. Where the issue lies is that if the other country refuses tocooperate with American law enforcement there is not much that can be done to Snowden. Justice systems are also affected by the lack of trained people to combat crimes in cyberspace. The ability for criminals to anonymously build networks and combine resources that can contribute other crimes such as terrorism are creating the need for justice systems to
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