Friday, March 17, 2006

First Offender Jailed for Internet Harrassment

While this case appears to be a particularly bad set of facts in terms of the types of things this victim had to endure, it does demonstrate the serious approach that the courts are prepared to take when it comes to individuals using technology for criminal purposes.

CBC News - Cyberstalker Gets 1 Year in Jail

In some respects, one wonders if offenders are not over-punished given the fact that the further use of technology COULD have made the offence more serious than it actually was...consider Judge Cioni's comments:

"In a case like this, where electronic means are used to attack a person, one wonders where the end of the road is in society today,"


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