The Role of the Internet and Crime

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The Role of the Internet and Crime Strayer University Crime has been around for a long time and will probably never disappear. With the invention of many things such as the wheel, the tool helps criminals. The wheel helped the criminals get away faster which made it harder to catch them. Criminals will always look for ways to make their “job” easier. With the advancement of technology come the advanced criminals. The internet has become one of the biggest tools for criminals by making it easier to commit some of the oldest crimes such as theft, extortion, and money laundering. The criminal does not have to be present to commit crime; this means there is a broader area to find victims. They can interact…show more content…
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