The Center for Cybercrime Studies disseminates knowledge and research results needed to understand, detect, and deter computer related criminal activity. Center activities bring together academic researchers, computer security experts and law enforcement practitioners to share information and develop new ways to protect users, information systems, and information infrastructures. The center focuses on forms of crime where data, computers and networks are either the target of criminal activity or play a principal role in executing the crime. By bringing prominent scholars, practitioners, lawyers and scientists together, the center serves as a catalyst for research and innovation. Of particular concern to Center researchers is the impact of proposed solutions on civil liberties, privacy, information system costs, and infrastructure capability to support innovation.