The internet is not a crime scene

The German Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (Association of German Crime Officers) created a paper with 15 points against internet crimes.

They are talking of the internet as a crime scene. But the internet is not a crime scene. Nor is the mobile phone used for discussing a terroristic attack or for insulting somebody. Nor is the DVD that contains a clip how somebody is beaten on a school yard. How can “the internet” be a crime scene?

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