2. Cybercrime and the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Systems for Judicial Decision-Making in Criminal Justice Systems

Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Faculty of Law, Bond University (Gold Coast, Australia); email: [email protected]

We are now at a stage where cybercrime is more impactful than ever, given the extent to which society operates online. At the same time, there have been significant advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Consequently, the temptation to turn to AI to improve the rate of prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime is natural. Clearly, resource limitation is a significant restricting factor; improved efficiencies here may help combat cybercrime.

However, the criminal justice system is one of society’s most sensitive functions. Thus, we need to proceed with extreme caution when seeking to rely on AI to improve how we address cybercrime.

Focusing on cybercrime, this article seeks to examine the practicalities of developing guidelines on the adoption of AI systems for judicial decision-making in criminal justice systems.