The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles, 1st Edition

  • Grainne Kirwan
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  • ISBN-10: 1613503512
  • ISBN-13: 9781613503515
  • DDC: 364.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 372 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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As more individuals own and operate Internet-enabled devices and more critical government and industrial systems rely on advanced technologies, the issue of cybercrime has become a crucial concern for both the general public and professionals alike. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CYBER CRIME: CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES aims to be the leading reference examining the psychology of cybercrime. This book considers many aspects of cybercrime, including research on offenders, legal issues, the impact of cybercrime on victims, punishment, and preventative measures. It is designed as a source for researchers and practitioners in the disciplines of criminology, cyberpsychology, and forensic psychology, though it is also likely to be of significant interest to many students of information technology and other related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Creating the Ground Rules: How Can Cybercrimes Be Defined and Governed?.
2: Can Forensic Psychology Contribute to Solving the Problem of Cybercrime?.
3: Can Theories of Crime Be Applied to Cybercriminal Acts?.
4: Internet-Specific Crimes.
5: Is the Research to Date on Hackers Sufficient to Gain a Complete Understanding of the Psychology Involved?.
6: Malware: Can Virus Writers Be Psychologically Profiled?.
7: Online Variations of Offline Crimes.
8: Identity Theft and Online Fraud: What Makes Us Vulnerable to Scam Artists Online?.
9: Internet Child Pornography: A Stepping Stone to Contact Offences?.
10: Online Child Predators: Does Internet Society Make Predation Easy?.
11: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking: Are They as Serious as Their Offline Counterparts?.
12: Music, Video and Software Piracy: Do Offenders See Them as Criminal Activities?.
13: Cyberterrorism: Can Terrorist Goals Be Achieved Using the Internet?.
14: Crimes in Virtual Worlds.
15: Crime in Virtual Worlds: Should Victims Feel Distressed?.
16: On-Line Governance.
Compilation of References.
About the Authors.