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Economic and Computer Crime in Korea (From Annual Report for 1998 and Resource Material Series No. 55, P 188-200, 2000, -- See NCJ-190757)

NCJ Number
Choi Joon-Weon
Date Published
March 2000
13 pages
This paper examined the need in developing diversified countermeasures to combat economic crimes in Korea.
This paper presented in 1998 at the UNAFEI, 110th International Training Course on "Effective Countermeasures Against Economic Crime and Computer Crime" examined economic and computer crime in Korea and countermeasures to combat these crimes. Since the late 1980's, computer crime rapidly increased in Korea as users of computers and the Internet increased. However, economic crimes, including computer crime, have been difficult to investigate due to the crimes being committed in a organized and intellectualized way. Most investigating authorities are not specialized enough to cope effectively with economic crime. Therefore, it becomes necessary to develop diversified countermeasures. This paper was divided into four main sections explaining economic crime and those countermeasures combating these crimes in Korea: (1) representative types of economic crime and legislation in Korea; (2) main cases of economic crime in Korea; (3) problems in controlling economic crime; and (4) computer crime in Korea. Results indicated that with the development of transportation and the gradual breaking of tariff barriers, all the countries around the world were now advancing to one market in which all countries were subject to the same economic principles. Therefore, some kinds of economic crime in one country may cause other countries to be faced with economic damage. For these reasons, it is necessary to develop investigation techniques and prevention measures suitable for individual countries. It is seen as necessary for all related countries to carry out cooperative countermeasures. Appendix, tables