1st Edition

Cyber Victimology Decoding Cyber-Crime Victimisation

By Debarati Halder Copyright 2022
    120 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    120 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Cyber Victimology provides a global socio-legal-victimological perspective on victimisation online, written in clear, non-technical terms, and presents practical solutions for the problem. Halder qualitatively analyses the contemporary dimensions of cyber-crime victimisation, aiming to fill the gap in the existing literature on this topic. A literature review, along with case studies, allows the author to analyse the current situation concerning cyber-crime victimisation.

    A profile of victims of cyber-crime has been developed based on the characteristics of different groups of victims. As well, new policy guidelines on the basis of UN documents on cybercrimes and victim justice are proposed to prevent such victimisation and to explore avenues for restitution of justice for cases of cyber-crime victimisation. This book shows how the effects of cyber victimisation in one sector can affect others. This book also examines why perpetrators choose to attack their victim/s in specific ways, which then have a ripple effect, creating greater harm to other members of society in unexpected ways.

    This book is suitable for use as a textbook in cyber victimology courses and will also be of great interest to policy makers and activists working in this area.

    Chapter 1: Introduction: From Victimology to Cyber Victimology 

    1. Background

    2. Why Cyber Victimology?

    Chapter 2: Patterns of Cyber Victimisation and Role of Victims and Perpetrators

    2.1 General Patterns of Cyber-Crime Victimisation

    2.2 Profiling Victims of Cyber-Crimes

    Chapter 3: Victims’ Rights in Cyberspace

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Freedom of Speech and Expression on the Internet

    3.3 Right to Privacy

    3.4. The Right to be Protected Against Online Sexual Offences

    3.5. Right to Equal Access to Justice and Fair Trial

    Chapter 4: Issues and Challenges in Policing Cyber-Crimes

    4.1 Policing New Patterns of Cyber-Crimes

    4.2 Jurisdiction as the Biggest Challenge for Policing Cyber-Crimes

    Chapter 5: Assistance for Cyber-Crime Victimisation

    5.1 International Instruments for Victim Assistance and Their Application for Victims of Cyber-Crimes

    5.2 Victim Assistance from Non-Governmental Stakeholders

    5.3 Victim Assistance from Intermediaries

    5.4 Victim Assistance from the Criminal Justice Machinery

    Chapter 6: Penology for Cyber Victimisation: Criminal Justice and Societal Responses 

    6.1. The Ever-Expanding Dimension of Penology

    6.2. Critical Analysis of Punishments Prescribed by Different Jurisdictions in Cyber Offences

    6.3. Reformative and Therapeutic Jurisprudential Approaches to Cyber Penology

    Chapter 7: Conclusion



    Debarati Halder received a LLB degree from University of Calcutta, a LLM degree in International and Constitutional Law from University of Madras, a LLM degree in Criminal and Security Laws from Parul University, and a PhD (Law) from NLSIU, Bangalore. She is Professor of law at Parul Institute of Law, Parul University, Gujarat, India.