Published Online: 1 April 1974
Page Count: 9
Senior information processing analyst, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Calif.
(Received 8 February 1973; accepted 13 September 1973)
Computer crimes are acts resulting in losses, injuries, or damages that involve the use of information processing systems and come to the attention of law enforcement agencies. An information processing system includes at least one internally programmed digital computer as its chief component. The system may include input/output equipment such as punch-card readers, memory or storage devices, a communications network connecting other computers and devices, computer programs and data, materials, supplies, and human operators. Such systems are highly sophisticated, automated tools and repositories of information and data.
Paper ID: JFS10174J