Cyber crime in Uganda, an analysis of the Legal Framework.

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Kampala International University, School of law.
The study investigated the adequacy of the Cyber crime legal framework in Uganda. The research objectives were to; identify the elements of cyber crime in Uganda; identify the gaps in the cyber c1~me legal framework in Uganda. A cross-sectional survey research design was used adopting both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The research used a sample of 25 respondents. Purposive sampling was used. Method of data collection was by interviews. Qualitative data was analyzed through content analysis. Findings of the study revealed that Cyber criminals in Uganda take advantage of weaknesses in cybercrime legislation and the nascent systems of law enforcement leading to a proliferation of illicit activities; mainly crossborder prosecutions of Cybercrime are still a challenge for law enforcement agencies. They added that the differences in laws between Uganda (where the victim might be residing) and other countries (where the crime might have originated) were a major limitation. The researcher concluded that there is a failure to regulate cyber crime in Uganda which allows the loss of a lot of resources from the economy. The study recommends that in addition to the climinalization of Cybercrime and the improvement of the ability of law enforcement to combat Cybercrime crime preventions measures need to be developed.
Research report submitted to the School of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Laws of Kampala International University.
Cyber crime, Analysis, Legal Framework