This book is concerned with the nature of computer misuse and the legal and non-legal responses to it. It explores what is meant by the term 'computer misuse' and charts its emergence as a problem as well as its expansion in parallel with the continued progression in computing power, networking, reach and accessibility. It considers the resulting technological, social and commercial risks which arise and the consequences of the current legal regulation of computer misuse. It evaluates the extent to which the criminal law should seek to regulate the development and use of new technology and the implications of this on the content and operation of the criminal law. The book includes an introduction to theories relating to risk and governance, before broadening the discussion of potential means of regulation beyond the criminal law to encompass civil law as well as non-legal means of governance including Internet users and user-groups, Internet service providers, corporations, the police and other non-police organizations. Finally the book will evaluate the extent to which the current approach to the regulation of computer misuse is a well-constructed, flexible, reflexive and cohesive means to the regulation of both present and future mischief. This book will be of use to students of IT law as well as to sociologists and criminologists, and those who have a professional concern with preventing computer misuse and fraud.