Cyber Crime and the Victimization of Women: Laws, Rights and Regulations, 1st Edition

  • Debarati Halder
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  • ISBN-10: 1609608313
  • ISBN-13: 9781609608316
  • DDC: 345.0268
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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While women benefit from using new digital and Internet technologies for self-expression, networking, and professional activities, cyber victimization remains an underexplored barrier to their participation. Women often outnumber men in surveys on cyber victimization. CYBER CRIME AND THE VICTIMIZATION OF WOMEN: LAWS, RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS is a unique and important contribution to the literature on cyber crime. It explores gendered dimensions of cyber crimes like adult bullying, cyber stalking, hacking, defamation, morphed pornographic images, and electronic blackmailing. These and other tactics designed to inflict intimidation, control, and other harms are frequently committed by perpetrators who, for many reasons, are unlikely to be identified or punished. Scholars, researchers, law makers, and ordinary women and their supporters will gain a better understanding of cyber victimization and discover how to improve responses to cyber crimes against women.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Definition, Typology and Patterns of Victimization.
2: Etiology, Motives, and Crime Hubs.
3: Women's Rights in the Cyber Space and the Related Duties.
4: Legal Treatment of Cyber Crimes Against Women in USA.
5: Cyber Laws for Preventing Cyber Crimes Against Women in Canada.
6: Cyber Space Regulations for Protecting Women in UK.
7: Cyber Crime Against Women and Regulations in Australia.
8: Cyber Victimization of Women and Cyber Laws in India.
9: Model Charter and Conclusion.
Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, Budapest, 23.XI.2001.
Relevant Provisions from USC 18, Part-1: Crimes (Sections 1-2725) Title 18, Part-1, Chapter 71.
Relevant Provisions from Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act, 2005, Regarding Stalking and Related Violence Against Women.
Relevant Provisions from Canadian Criminal Code (R.S. 1985, c, C-46).
Relevant Provisions from Protection from Harassment Act 1997, C-40.
Relevant Provisions from Equality Act, 2010.
Relevant Provisions from the Computer Misuse Act, 1990 (C 18).
Relevant Provisions from Police and Justice Act, 2006, C-48.
Relevant Provisions of Criminal Code Act, 1995, of Australia, Act no 12 of 1995, as Amended and Cyber Crime Act, 2001, of Australia.
Relevant Provisions from Information Technology Act, 2000. [As Amended by Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008].
About the Authors.