1st Edition

The New Technology of Financial Crime New Crime Commission Technology, New Victims, New Offenders, and New Strategies for Prevention and Control

Edited By Donald Rebovich, James M. Byrne Copyright 2023
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    Financial crime is a trillion-dollar industry that is likely to continue to grow exponentially unless new strategies of prevention and control can be developed. This book covers a wide range of topics related to financial crime commission, victimization, prevention, and control. The chapters included in this book closely examine cyber-victimization in their investigation of online fraud schemes that have resulted in new categories of crime victims as the result of identity theft, romance fraud schemes, phishing, ransomware, and other technology-enabled online fraud strategies. This book also offers new strategies for both financial crime prevention and financial crime control designed to reduce both offending and victimization. It will be a great resource for researchers and students of Criminology, Sociology, Law, and Information Technology.

    The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Victims & Offenders.


    Donald Rebovich and James M. Byrne

    1. The Dynamics of Business, Cybersecurity and Cyber-Victimization: Foregrounding the Internal Guardian in Prevention

    David Buil-Gil, Nicholas Lord, and Emma Barrett

    2. Phishing Evolves: Analyzing the Enduring Cybercrime

    Adam Kavon Ghazi-Tehrani and Henry N. Pontell

    3. Online Fraud Victimization in China: A Case Study of Baidu Tieba

    Claire Seungeun Lee

    4. Interrelationship between Bitcoin, Ransomware, and Terrorist Activities: Criminal Opportunity Assessment via Cyber-Routine Activities Theoretical Framework

    Hannarae Lee and Kyung-Shick Choi

    5. The Use of Military Profiles in Romance Fraud Schemes

    Cassandra Cross and Thomas J. Holt

    6. The Distillation of National Crime Data into A Plan for Elderly Fraud Prevention: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of U.S. Postal Inspection Service Cases of Fraud against the Elderly

    Donald Rebovich and Leslie Corbo

    7. Organized Crime as Financial Crime: The Nature of Organized Crime as Reflected in Prosecutions and Research

    Jay S. Albanese

    8. Preventing Identity Theft: Perspectives on Technological Solutions from Industry Insiders

    Nicole Leeper Piquero, Alex R. Piquero, Stephen Gies, Brandn Green, Amanda Bobnis, and Eva Velasquez

    9. Forecasting Identity Theft Victims: Analyzing Characteristics and Preventive Actions through Machine Learning Approaches

    Xiaochen Hu, Xudong Zhang, and Nicholas P. Lovrich

    10. The Identification of a Model Victim for Social Engineering: A Qualitative Analysis

    Kevin F. Steinmetz


    Donald Rebovich, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Utica College, is the Executive Director of the Center for Identity Management & Information Protection (CIMIP). Prior to coming to Utica College, Dr Rebovich served as Research Director for the National White-Collar Crime Center (NW3C) & the American Prosecutors Research Institute of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA).

    James M. Byrne, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the Director of the Global Community Corrections Initiative (www.globcci.org) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Victims & Offenders. Dr Byrne is the co-editor, The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutional and Community Corrections (Routledge, 2021), and is currently completing a new book, The Technology Revolution in Criminal Justice: A Global Review (Routledge, forthcoming).