1st Edition

Cyber Victimology
Decoding Cyber Crime Victimization

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ISBN 9781032107523
October 22, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
142 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cyber Victimology provides a global socio-legal-victimological perspective on victimization online, written in clear, non-technical terms, and presents practical solutions for the problem.

Halder qualitatively analyzes the contemporary dimensions of cyber-crime victimization, aiming to fill the gap in the existing literature on this topic. A literature review and case studies allow the author to analyze the current situation of cyber-crime victimization. A profile of victims of cybercrimes has been developed on the basis of different groups of victims and new policy guidelines on the basis of UN documents on cyber-crimes and victim-justice are proposed to prevent such victimization as well as for restitution of justice for cyber-crime victimisation cases. This book shows how the effects of cyber victimization in one sector can affect others. This book also highlights why the perpetrators chose to attack their victim/s in specific ways to create larger harm in unexpected ways.

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

1. Background

2. Why Cyber Victimology

Chapter 2: Patterns of cyber-crime victimization

2.1 General patterns of cyber-crime victimization

2.2 Profiling of the victims

Chapter 3: Victims’ Rights on the cyber space

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Freedom of speech and expression on internet

3.3 Right to privacy

3.4. Right against online sexual offences

3.5. Right to fair justice

Chapter 4: Issues and challenges in policing cyber crimes

4.1 Policing new patterns of cyber crimes

4.2 Jurisdictional issues and related challenges

Chapter 5: Victim assistance for cyber-crime victimization

5.1 International instruments for victim-assistance and its application for victims of cyber crimes

5.2 Victim assistance by non-governmental stakeholders

5.3 Victim assistance by criminal justice machinery

Chapter 6: Penology for cyber crime victimization

6.1. The ever-expanding dimension of penology

6.2. Critical analysis of punishments prescribed by different jurisdiction in cyber offences

6.3. Reformative and Therapeutic Jurisprudential approaches to cyber penology

Chapter 7: Conclusion


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Debarati Halder, LL.B, LLM (International and constitutional law, University of Madras), LLM (Criminal and Security laws, Parul University), Ph.D(Law) (NLSIU, Bangalore). Professor of Legal Studies at Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India