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Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace
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Peter Grabosky Russell G. Smith
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Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace

Peter Grabosky Russell G. Smith Gillian Dempsey


9780521805971

Cambridge University Pres


Crime & criminology;
Internet guides & online services


Hardback

246 pages

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The convergence of communications and computing has begun to transform Western industrial societies. Increasing connectivity is accompanied by unprecedented opportunities for crimes of acquisition. The fundamental principle of criminology is that crime follows opportunity, and opportunities for theft abound in the digital age. Electronic Theft names, describes and analyses the range of electronic and digital theft, and constitutes the first major survey of the field. The authors cover a broad list of electronic misdemeanours, including extortion, defrauding governments, telephone fraud, securities fraud, deceptive advertising and other business practices, industrial espionage, intellectual property crimes, and the misappropriation and unauthorised use of personal information. They have been able to capture impressively large amounts of data internationally from both scholarly and professional sources. The book poses and attempts to answer some pressing questions to do with national sovereignty and enforceability of laws.

By:   Peter Grabosky, Russell G. Smith, Gillian Dempsey
Imprint:   Cambridge University Pres
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   610g
ISBN:   9780521805971
ISBN 10:   052180597X
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   April 2001
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Theft and cyberspace; 2. Stealing funds electronically; 3. Digital extortion; 4. Defrauding governments electronically; 5. Telephone fraud and theft of internet services; 6. Online securities fraud; 7. Electronic 'snake oil': deceptive and misleading online advertising and business practices; 8. Intellectual property in cyberspace; 9. Industrial espionage in the digital age; 10. The electronic misappropriation and dissemination of personal information; 11. The limits of the law in controlling electronic theft; References; Index.


Review of the hardback: '... an excellent read for those who want to get a general understanding of theft in the communication age ... I would recommend this book to anyone interested in how the study of criminology has been accommodated to new digital technologies.' International Journal of Law and Information Technology

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