Crimes through social networking sites in Ecuador: an approach to their study

The present work shows the conceptualization of the main crimes, which are commonly commented on as means of social networking sites. It gathered information such as methods and techniques used by criminals or so-called cybercriminals on the internet to approach their victims and create an environme...

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Main Authors: Jara Obregón, Luis, Ferruzola Gomez, Enrique, Rodríguez López, Guillermo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá 2017
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Online Access: http://revistas.utp.ac.pa/index.php/id-tecnologico/article/view/1721
http://ridda2.utp.ac.pa/handle/123456789/3339
Summary: The present work shows the conceptualization of the main crimes, which are commonly commented on as means of social networking sites. It gathered information such as methods and techniques used by criminals or so-called cybercriminals on the internet to approach their victims and create an environment conducive to achieving their mission. So, mainly, we investigated the legal framework to deal with these practical delights, which are considered common practices are currently carried out, taking advantage of the access of information offered by social networks such as Facebook, which focuses our study for being considered The social networking sites with the largest number of active users, after which the new integral penalty code of Ecuador was consulted, to verify the existence of a legal framework that penalizes this type of anti-legal behaviors in social networking sites. The observation of the different websites of law enforcement agencies was carried out in order to obtain information that contributed to the development of the present study. Techniques such as the interview and survey were used, which were applied to the fiscal agents and elements Of the Judicial Police to determine what are the current processes that are followed in the investigation of this type of crimes, obtaining results that are opposed to reality with very few tax instructions and processes regarding this subject under study.