Electronic signature and crime prevention.

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in criminal law and criminology, Faculty of law, Kish International Campus, University of Tehran, Kish, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology , Tehran University, Farabi Campus . Tehran, Iran.




Electronic signature is one of the consequences of the development of technology and the expansion of the realm of legal transactions. Electronic signature is the inevitable result of the entry of information technology into the field of legal and registration transactions. The novelty of this issue in the legal framework of the society and its important role in preventing commercial fraud and registered crimes shows the importance of study and research in this field. The domain of document and real estate registration and e-commerce are two realms of consolidating ownership and coordinating the will of individuals. These two issues are among the most important mechanisms used by the government to protect the rights of citizens. Perhaps the primary purpose of electronic signature and similar processes was to speed up business transactions, but electronic signature can be considered as one of the factors of crime prevention now. Accurate understanding of this process requires accurate knowledge of two issues: The nature and process of electronic signature and prevention quality and requirements.
In this article, in addition to knowing the connection between these two facts, the author seeks to know the factors that increase the effect of electronic signature on crime prevention.