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Cybercriminology

Marie-Helen Maras

Publication Date - November 2016

ISBN: 9780190278441

448 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $104.99

Written by one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, this timely text provides an extensive overview of cybercriminology and its current issues

Description

A unique and comprehensive overview of the field and its current issues, Cybercriminology analyzes cybercrimes through the lens of criminology. Featuring an accessible, conversational writing style, it first discusses traditional criminological theories of criminal behavior and then analyzes how these theories--the existing literature and empirical studies--can be applied to explain cybercrimes. The text also introduces students to types of cybercrime, the nature and extent of cybercrime in the U.S. and abroad, and victim and offender behavior in the online environment.

FEATURES

* Real-world case studies and examples demonstrate the extent and complexity of cybercriminology

* Boxed features present compelling research topics and scenarios

* Review questions stimulate classroom discussions

* An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual, a Test Bank, and PowerPoint lecture outlines

Features

  • Real-world case studies and examples demonstrate the extent and complexity of cybercriminology
  • Boxed features present compelling research topics and scenarios
  • Review questions stimulate classroom discussions
  • An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual, a Test Bank, and PowerPoint lecture outlines

About the Author(s)

Marie-Helen Maras is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Reviews

"Cybercriminology is a concise examination of all aspects of cybercrime, how such crimes are committed, who commits them, and the impact they have on society and technology. It is a well-written criminologist study of each component of cybercrime."--Michael G. Overholt, La Roche College

"The use of current examples allows students to apply their real-world knowledge and frame of reference to course materials. The writing style is articulate, straightforward, and clear and has appeal for all audiences."--Brooke E. Miller, University of North Texas

"This text is an important framing of the emerging work in the criminology of cybercrime, using the traditional criminological tradition."--Timothy Buzzell, Baker University

Table of Contents

    Preface
    PART 1. THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF CYBERCRIME
    Chapter 1. Cybercrime and Cybercriminals: The Development of Cybercriminology
    Cybercrime: The Basics
    Cybercrime Categories
    Cybertrespass and Cybervandalism
    Cybertheft
    Interpersonal Cybercrime
    Cyberdeviance and Public Order Cybercrimes
    Organized Cybercrime
    Political Cybercrime
    The Field of Cybercriminology
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 2. Measuring Cybercrime
    Uniform Crime Reporting Program
    National Incident-Based Reporting System
    Underreporting of Cybercrime
    National Crime Victimization Survey
    Other National Victimization Surveys
    Self-Report Survey
    National Computer Security Survey
    Other Business Surveys
    International Measurements of Cybercrime
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 3. Cybervictimization
    Being a Cybervictim and All That It Entails
    The Profile of a Cybervictim
    Victimization Theories
    Victim Precipitation Theory
    Lifestyle Exposure Theory
    Routine Activities Theory
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    PART 2. CYBERCRIME CAUSATION AND REDUCTION
    Chapter 4. Cybercrime, Rational Choice, and Emotions: Punishment and Reduction of Cyberoffending
    The Reasoning Cybercriminal
    Seductions and Repulsions of Cybercrime
    Punishing Cybercriminals
    Retributive Perspective
    Cybercriminals Getting Their "Just Deserts"
    Utilitarian Perspective
    Incapacitation and Rehabilitation
    Deterrence
    Reducing Cybercrime
    Cybercrime Laws
    Cybercrime Enforcement
    Situational Crime Prevention
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 5. Cybercrime and the Propensity to Offend
    The Positivist School and Trait Theories
    Cybercriminals: Born That Way
    Physiological Characteristics
    Brain Abnormalities
    Hormones
    The Intelligence of Cybercriminals and the Psychology of Cybercrime: The New Positivists
    Intelligence
    Mental Disorders
    Personality Theories
    Psychoanalytical Theories
    Attachment Theory
    Internet Addiction and Cybercrime
    Measuring Internet Addiction
    Treatment
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 6. Cybercrime, Culture, and Inequality
    Chicago School of Criminology
    Social Disorganization Theory
    Social Capital and Collective Efficacy
    --Cyberspace: Applying the Broken Windows Theory
    Anomie Theory
    Institutional Anomie Theory
    Relative Deprivation Theory
    General Strain Theory
    Cultural Deviance Theories
    Delinquent Subculture Theory
    Differential Opportunity Theory
    Subcultures in the Virtual Environment
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 7. Conformity, Learning, and Sources of Social Control
    Controlling Cybercriminality
    Learning Cybercriminality
    Neutralizing Cyberoffenses
    Moral Disengagement
    Disinhibition, Deindividuation, and Anonymity
    Developmental and Life-Course Cybercriminology
    Latent Trait Perspective
    A General Theory of Cybercrime
    Life-Course Perspective
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 8. Constructing and Reacting to Cybercrime: Labeling and Moral Panics
    Labeling Cybercriminals
    Shaming, Censorship, and Defiance
    Cybercriminals as "The Others"
    Moral Panics
    The Literature on Moral Panics
    The Internet Gaming Moral Panic
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 9. Conflict Cybercriminology: Cybercrime, Power, and Gender
    Marxist Criminology
    Left Realism
    Peacemaking Criminology
    Feminist Criminology
    Variations in Cybercriminality: Mind the Gender Gap
    Cyberfeminism
    #GamerGate
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    PART 3. CYBERCRIME TYPOLOGIES
    Chapter 10. Interpersonal Cybercrime
    Internet Trolls
    Cyberstalking
    Criminalizing and Responding to Cyberstalking
    Cyberharassment
    Criminalizing and Responding to Cyberharassment
    Revenge Porn as Cyberharassment
    Cyberbullying
    Criminalizing and Responding to Cyberbullying
    Sextortion
    Online Child Sexual Predation
    Online Child Grooming
    Criminalizing and Responding to Internet Sex Offenders and Child Pornography
    Sexting
    Controlling Interpersonal Cybercrime
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 11. Cybertrespass, Cybervandalism, and Cybertheft
    Cybertrespass and Cybervandalism
    Hacking
    Malware
    Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
    Website Defacement
    Cybertheft
    Cyberidentity Theft
    Data Breaches
    Medical Identity Theft
    Internet of Things
    Intellectual Property Theft
    Controlling Cybertrespass, Cybervandalism, and Cybertheft
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 12. Deviant Cyberacts and Public Order Cybercrimes: Paraphilia, Prostitution, Substance Abuse, and Gambling
    The Relationship Between Law and Morality
    Cyberdeviance
    Paraphilia Online
    Public Order Cybercrimes
    Prostitution
    Facilitation of Prostitution via the Internet
    --Can a Website Be a House of Prostitution?
    --Prostitution: There Is An App for That
    Escorts: Prostitutes With a Different Name?
    Juvenile Prostitution
    Cyberprostitution, Cybersex, and Cyberpornography
    Substance Abuse and Drugs Online
    Online Pharmacies
    --Differentiating Licit, Illicit, and Fake Online Pharmacies
    Internet Gambling
    Licit and Illicit Online Gambling Sites
    Regulating Internet Gambling
    Controlling Cyberdeviance and Public Order Cybercrimes
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 13. Organized Cybercrime
    Organized Cybercrime: An Introduction
    Activities of Organized Cybercriminals
    Crime as a Service
    Money Laundering
    Drug Trafficking
    Surface Web vs. Deep Web
    Darknet: The Underworld of Cyberspace
    --Silk Road
    Human Trafficking
    Nature and Extent of Human Trafficking
    Human Traffickers: Targets and Tactics of Control
    Human Traffickers: Online Tactics
    Organ Trafficking
    Firearms Trafficking
    Cigarette Trafficking
    Wildlife Trafficking
    Controlling Organized Cybercrime
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Chapter 14. Political Cybercrime
    Types of Political Cybercrime
    Hacktivism
    Cyberespionage
    Cyberterrorism
    Cyberwarfare
    Laws of War: Can They Be Applied to Cyberspace?
    Controlling Political Cybercrime
    Case Study
    Review Questions
    Laws
    Definitions
    Endnotes
    Table of Laws
    Index

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