• Vyas Shivangi Anilkumar Ph.D. Research Scholar, Monark University, Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Prakashkumar Thakor Monark University, Ahmedabad



As it is well known, the usage of the internet and mobile phones has entirely turned this world into a virtual one. In this virtual setting, Pandemic 2020 offers a fresh viewpoint on human existence. IT now serves as a crucial organ for survival. Not only has information technology expanded the sphere of development, but it has also turned into an axis for global development. People may quickly and easily access a variety of information in the virtual world. However, everything has two sides, just like a coin, and the development of information technology has sped up the growth of cybercrime everywhere.

Cyber stalking is the act of following someone using a computer or other device connected to one, which can instil terror in the victim. A relatively modern form of cybercrime is cyber stalking.

The study focuses about the meaning, nature, typology and history of cyber stalking.. This thesis compares the law relating to cyber stalking in India with different foreign countries. This thesis also discussed about the reported cases of cyber stalking from 2017-2020 as per the data of NCRB. Reason and effect of cyber staling has also been discussed in this study. Scholar suggests that there is the need of amendment of current laws specifically for the gender neutral laws and law which add the issues of international jurisdiction. Study also suggest that self-awareness is also needed for safeguard ourselves from such crimes.

Digital technology is encompassing in all walks of life, all over the world and has brought the real meaning of globalization. At the one end cyber system provides opportunities to communicate and at the other end some individuals or community exploit its power for criminal purposes. Criminals exploit the Internet and other network communications which are international in scope.

Situation is alarming; Cybercrime is an upcoming and is talk of the town in every field of the society/system. Theoretically and practically this is a new subject for researchers and is growing exponentially. Lot of work has been done and endless has to be go because the invention or up gradation of new technology leads to the technical crime i.e. the digital or we can say the cybercrime or e-crime.

This is because every day a new technique is being developed for doing the cybercrime and many times, we are not having the proper investigating method/model/technique to tackle that newly cybercrime. Cybercrime is a criminal activity in which computers or computer networks are used as a tool, a target, or a place of criminal activity and includes everything from electronic cracking to denial of service attacks. It is also used to include traditional crimes in which computers or networks are used to enable the illicit activity.


I. Indian Legislation on Cyber Crime (S. R. Sharma)Indian Evidence Act, 1872

II. Cyber Frauds, Cybercrimes & Law In India (Pavan Duggal)

III. Cyber Crime Investigations (Anthony Reyes)

IV. Cyber Crime and Cyber Laws in India (Abhishek Sharma P., Dr. Ayan Das Gupta)

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How to Cite

Vyas Shivangi Anilkumar, & Dr. Prakashkumar Thakor. (2024). CYBER CRIME CYBERSTALKING THROUGH THE CYBER LAW FORENSIC SCIENCE AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 10(6).