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Handbook of Internet Crime

1st Edition

Edited by Yvonne Jewkes, Majid Yar


672 pages

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An essential reference for scholars and others whose work brings them into contact with managing, policing and regulating online behaviour, the Handbook of Internet Crime emerges at a time of rapid social and technological change. Amidst much debate about the dangers presented by the Internet and intensive negotiation over its legitimate uses and regulation, this is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on cybercrime to date.

The Handbook of Internet Crime gathers together the leading scholars in the field to explore issues and debates surrounding internet-related crime, deviance, policing, law and regulation in the 21st century. The Handbook reflects the range and depth of cybercrime research and scholarship, combining contributions from many of those who have established and developed cyber research over the past 25 years and who continue to shape it in its current phase, with more recent entrants to the field who are building on this tradition and breaking new ground. Contributions reflect both the global nature of cybercrime problems, and the international span of scholarship addressing its challenges.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the Internet, cybercrime, and the challenges of the 21st century, Yvonne Jewkes and Majid Yar Part I: Histories and Contexts Introduction 2. Reinterpreting Internet history, James Curran 3. On the globalization of crime: the Internet and new criminality, Barry Sandywell 4. The Internet and everyday life, Vincent Miller 5. Criminalising cyberspace: the rise of the Internet as a 'crime problem', David S. Wall 6. Public perceptions and public opinion about Internet crime, Majid Yar 7. Crime, film and the cybernetic imagination, Craig Webber and Jeff Vass 8. Fiction, fantasy and transformation in the imaginaries of cybercrime: the novel and after, Sheila Brown Part II: Forms of Internet Crime Introduction 9. Hackers, viruses and malicious software, Steven Furnell 10. Terror's web: how the Internet is transfroming terrorism, Dorothy E. Denning 11. Cyber-terror: construction, criminalisation and control, Maggie Wykes with Daniel Harcus 12. Cyber-protest and civil society: the internet and action repetoires in social movements, Jeroen Van Laer and Peter Van Aelst 13. Intellectual property crime and the Internet: cyber-piracy and 'stealing' informational intangibles, David S. Wall and Majid Yar 14. Identity theft and fraud, Russell Smith 15. The sex industry, regualtion and the Internet, Teela Sanders 16. Online sexual exploitation of children and young people, Jo Bryce 17. Child Pornography, Ethel Quayle 18. Harm, suicide and homicide in cyberspace: assessing causality and control, Maggie Wykes Part III: Internet Law and Regulation Introduction 19. The emergence of computer law, Martin Wasik 20. Recent developments in UK cybercrime law, Lilian Edwards, Judith Rauhofer and Majid Yar 21. Recent developments in US Internet law, Susan W. Brenner 22. Trans-national developments in Internet law, Katherine S. Williams 23. Online surveillance and personal liberty, Mike McGuire Part IV: Policing the Internet Introduction 24. Public policing and Internet crime, Yvonne Jewkes 25. The private policing of Internet crime, Majid Yar 26. The virtual Neighbourhood Watch: netizens in action, Matthew Williams 27. Internet technologies and criminal justice, Janet Chan, Gerard Goggin and Jasmine Bruce 28. Computer forensics and the presentation of evidence in criminal cases, Ian Walden

About the Editors

Yvonne Jewkes is Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include the ethics of life sentencing, the impact of architecture and design on the lives of prisoners, and the role of computer mediated technologies on the everyday lives of prisoners. She is also Founding Editor of Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.

Majid Yar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull. His research interests include the internet and new media, with particular relation to issues of crime, deviance and regulation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology