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1st Edition

Handbook of Internet Crime

ISBN 9781843925248
Published November 1, 2009 by Willan
672 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.