Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


The Procedural Framework for the Electronic Blackmail Crime in the Jordanian Criminal Legislation

Author(s): IbtIsam Al Saleh

Investigating the electronic blackmail crime and how to seize and collect digital evidence from emerging topics in Jordan. The nature of digital evidence and how to deal with it by the investigation authorities is one of the issues of legal and practical importance. The Public Prosecution is investigating it, assisted by a judicial officer specialized in cybercrime, which is the Cybercrime Prevention Department in the Criminal Investigation Department, which exercises its jurisdiction according to the traditional rules of verification and evidence. The problem of the study is represented in the difficulties raised by the electronic blackmail crime from a procedural point of view in terms of legislative shortcomings and the inadequacy of the Criminal Procedure Code of 2017 for the investigation and collection of evidence for this type of crime. The aforementioned law does not include texts explaining how to deal with digital electronic evidence, or its value in proof. Therefore, the study dealt with the investigation procedures and the most important methods of proof that pertain to the electronic blackmail crime, which is the digital evidence, by defining it and determining what it is, and the difficulties that the investigation authorities face in considering the evidence Digital and dealing with it as proof.

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