Research Needs for Computer Crime, draft summary report, (electronic conference), S. McQuade and J.T. McEwen, Institute for Law and Justice (for NIJ), Alexandria, VA, 1996. Participants in an electronic conference were asked to provide their ideas for potential NIJ-funded research in computer crime. Computer crime is a serious problem in this country and world wide. Loss estimates range in the millions each year based on any of the several definitions. In responding to this request, participants touched on topics such as: the extent of computer crimes, difficulties with definitions reflecting on the nature of computer crime, weaknesses in the provisions and application of selected federal and state statutes, and reluctance by corporations to report computer crimes due to lack of computer literacy and training in many police departments as well as failure to tie computer evidence and related investigations to traditional procedures and priorities. (23K)