This new textbook offers a systematic introduction to a wide array of cybercrimes, exploring their diversity and the range of possible responses to them. Combining coverage of theoretical perspectives with more technical knowledge, the book is divided into ten chapters which first lay the foundations of the topic and then consider the most important types of cybercrimes - from crimes against devices to political offences - before finally exploring ways to prevent, disrupt, analyse and better comprehend them. Examples from several countries are included, in the attempt to show how crime and deviance in cyberspace are truly global problems, with different countries experiencing comparable sets of challenges. At the same time, the author illustrates how these challenges manifest themselves differently, depending on the socio-legal culture of reference.
This text offers an accessible introduction to the topic for all those studying cybercrimes at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Whether students approach the topic from a criminological, legal or computer science perspective, this multidisciplinary approach of this text provides a common language to guide them through the intricacies of criminal and deviant behaviours in cyberspace.
Red Globe Press
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1st ed. 2020
26 February 2020
Professional and scholarly
1. Introduction.- 2. Outlining cybercrimes.- 3. Theorising cybercrimes.- 4. Crimes against devices.- 5. Crimes against persons.- 6. Crimes of deception and coercion.- 7. Market-based crimes and crimes against property.- 8. Political offences.- 9. Disrupting cybercrimes and the need for crime prevention.- 10. Cybercrimes Research and the Future of Cybercrimes.
Anita Lavorgna is a Associate Professor in Criminology, University of Southampton, UK.