Elimination of Cybercrimes in Tanzania: Law and Practice

Mwingira, Anipha Abass (2013) Elimination of Cybercrimes in Tanzania: Law and Practice. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The focus of this research was to examine how the existing penal laws can be used to combat cyber crimes in Tanzania. It sought to examine the efficacy of the legal framework in combating cybercrimes in Tanzania. In the course of conducting this research, various methods were used. The main ones were library research and field work. Various individuals were interviewed as reflected in the text. The aim was to get data, cases, and views in relation to the subject of this study. It was observed that today's society has been dependent on computer and computer networks – the Internet. In other words, nothing so far can be done without computers. Criminals on the other hand have made use of the technology to perpetrate their ill motives. In other words, dependence upon technology has made electronic offences to increase. The analysis made in so far as the Penal Code of Tanzania is concerned is that it is not keeping pace with technology. Its provisions as discussed show that they are paper and physically based. It is argued that, endeavor of law making machinery of the nation should be in accordance with mile compared to the fraudsters, to keep the crimes lowest. Hence, it should be the persistent efforts of rulers and law makers to ensure that governing laws of technology contains every aspect and issues of cyber crime and further grow in continuous and healthy manner to keep constant vigil and check over the related crimes. It is for this reason that the Penal Code should be amended to provide for criminal activities conducted using computers and computer networks. The offences that should be introduced in the Penal Code are hacking, illegal access to computers and computer networks, fraud committed using computers and computer networks, money laundering and related crimes, identity theft, and many others in this respect.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Civil and Criminal law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/834

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