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Cybercrime and Society

Cybercrime and Society

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A critical and systematic introduction, this second edition has been updated to now cover Child Pornography and Policing the Internet, making it the ideal resource for those wanting an up-to-date and authoritative account on this rapidly growing field.
About the AuthorPreface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Cybercrime and the Internet: An Introduction
Perceptions of Cybercrime
Cybercrime: Questions and Answers
A Brief History and Analysis of the Internet
Defining and Classifying Cybercrime
What's 'New' About Cybercrime?
How Many Crimes? Assessing the Scale of Internet Offences
Challenges for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Policing
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Hackers, Crackers and Viral Coders
Hackers and Hacking - Contested Definitions
Representations of Hackers and Hacking: Technological Fears and Fantasies
What Hackers Actually Do: A Brief Guide for the Technologically Bewildered
Hacker Myths and Realities: Wizards or Button-Pushers?
'Why Do They Do It?' Motivation, Psychology, Gender and Youth
Hacking and the Law: Legislative Innovations and Responses
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Political Hacking: From Hacktivism to Cyberterrorism
Introduction
Hacktivism and the Politics of Resistance in a Globalised World
The Spectre of Cyberterrorism
Why Cyber-Terror? Terrorist Advantages of Utilising Internet Attacks
Rhetorics and Myths of Cyberterrorism
Alternate Conjunctions Between Terrorism and the Internet
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Virtual 'Pirates': Intellectual Property Theft Online
Introduction
Intellectual Property, Copyright and 'Piracy': An Overview
Scope and Scale of Piracy Activity
Explaining the Growth of Internet Piracy
Who Are the 'Pirates'?
The Development of Anti-Piracy Initiatives
Thinking Critically About Piracy Statistics
Thinking Critically About Intellectual Property Rights
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Cyber-Frauds, Scams and Cons
Introduction
Scope and Scale of Online Fraud
Varieties of Online Fraud
Online Fraud: Perpetrators' Advantages and Criminal Justice's Problems
Strategies For Policing and Combating Internet Frauds
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Illegal, Harmful and Offensive Content Online: From Hate Speech to 'the Dangers' of Pornography
Introduction
Thinking About 'Hate Speech'
Hate Speech Online
Legal, Policing and Political Challenges in Tackling Online Hate Speech
The Growth and Popularity of Internet Pornography
Criminological Issues Relating to Internet Pornography
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Child Pornography and Child Sex Abuse Imagery
Introduction
Child Pornography and the Internet: Images, Victims and Offenders
Legislative and Policing Measures to Combat Online Child Pornography
Legal and Policing Challenges in Tackling Child Pornography
The Controversy Over Virtual Child Pornography
Summary
Study questions
Further Reading
The Victimization of Individuals Online: Cyberstalking and Paedophilia
Introduction
The Emergence of Stalking as a Crime Problem
Cyberstalking
Online Paedophilia
Thinking Critically About Online Victimization: Stalking and Paedophilia as Moral Panics?
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Policing the Internet
Introduction
Public Policing and the Cybercrime Problem
Pluralised Policing: The Involvement of Quasi-State and Non-State Actors in Policing the Internet
Privatised 'For-Profit' Cybercrime Policing
Explaining the Pluralisation and Privatisation of Internet Policing
Critical Issues About Private Policing of the Internet
Summary
Study Questions
Further Reading
Cybercrimes and Cyberliberties: Surveillance, Privacy and Crime Control
Introduction
From Surveillance to Dataveillance: The Rise of the Electronic Web
The Development of Internet Surveillance
The Dilemmas of Surveillance as Crime Control: The Case of Encryption
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Cybercrime is a complex and ever-changing phenomenon. This book offers a clear and engaging introduction to this fascinating subject by situating it in the wider context of social, political, cultural and economic change. Taking into account recent developments in social networking and mobile communications, this new edition tackles a range of themes spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics and cultural studies, including:

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Autor: Majid Yar
ISBN-13: 9781446201947
ISBN: 1446201945
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 0
Gewicht: 414 g
Format: 243x170x12 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Majid Yar
Majid Yar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull

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Autor: Majid Yar
ISBN-13:: 9781446201947
ISBN: 1446201945
Erscheinungsjahr: 22.05.2013
Verlag: Sage Publications Ltd
Gewicht: 414g
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 243x170x12 mm