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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders

ISBN13: 9780521180214
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.99

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Cybercrime is a growing problem in the modern world. Despite the many advantages of computers, they have spawned a number of crimes, such as hacking and virus writing, and made other crimes more prevalent and easier to commit, including music piracy, identity theft and child sex offences.

Understanding the psychology behind these crimes helps to determine what motivates and characterises offenders and how such crimes can be prevented. This textbook on the psychology of the cybercriminal is the first written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, criminology, law, forensic science and computer science.

It requires no specific background knowledge and covers legal issues, offenders, effects on victims, punishment and preventative measures for a wide range of cybercrimes. Introductory chapters on forensic psychology and the legal issues of cybercrime ease students into the subject, and many pedagogical features in the book and online provide support for the student.

Internet Law, Criminal Law
1. Psychology of cybercrime
2. Cybercrimes and cyberlaw
3. Hackers
4. Malware
5. Identity theft and fraud
6. Child predation and child pornography online
7. Cyberbullying and cyberstalking
8. Digital piracy and copyright infringement
9. Cyberterrorism
10. Crime in virtual worlds.