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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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The Law of Privilege

Edited by: Bankim Thanki
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Superhighway Robbery

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Graeme NewmanThe University at Albany, New York, USA, Ronald V. ClarkeRutgers University, New Jersey, USA

ISBN13: 9781843920182
ISBN: 1843920182
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

This work, written by two leading authorities in the field, provides a systematic application of concepts of situational crime prevention to internet and e-commerce crime, exploring ways in which concepts of crime prevention developed in other contexts can be fruitfully applied in this new environment. Their argument is that situational crime prevention works, and is ideally suited to proving the means of developing measures to combat rapidly growing e-commerce crime.;Chapters in the book seek to identify the specific opportunities and transactions in which crime can occur in the e-commerce environment, and the different kinds of information which are crime targets - identified as intellectual property, intelligence, information systems and services of various kinds (banking, purchasing etc). Consumer products are also examined with a view to identifying the elements that make them particularly vulnerable to theft.;In response a variety of techniques to counter e-commerce crime are identified, underpinned by seeking to increase the effort the criminal must make to carry out crime, increase the perceived risk of crime, reduce the anticipated rewards of crime, and remove excuses for the criminal.

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Preface 1 Situational crime prevention in the Information society Situational crime prevention - Virtual situations - Opportunity structure and social structure - Situational culture - Enduring qualities of situations - Situations as precipitators - Overview of book 2 The e-commerce environment The trust that binds - Precursors to e-commerce - Basic features of e-commerce - Custome identity - Monitoring, tracking and surveillance - Globalisation - Trust again - The e-commerce value chain - The growth of e-commerce 3 e-commerce and the targets of crime Where is the money? - Types of Information in the e-commerce environment - Ownership of information and criminal motivation - Where's the target? - Crimes of the information age - Criminogenic attributes of the computing environment 4 Information as hot product CRAVED information 5 Risk analysis of online shopping Methods of payment - The parties Involved - Product delivery - Conclusions 6 Reducing opportunities for e-commerce crime Increasing perceived effort - Increasing perceived risks - Reducing anticipated rewards - Removing excuses - Conclusions 7 Policing e-commerce Reducing credit fraud: a case study - Mechanics of control in the e-commerce environment - Sources of control in the e-commerce environment - Partnerships for crime control in the e-commerce environment - Conclusions 8 The future: is it situational crime prevention? The problem of identity - Tracking products and people - Whither privacy? - Implications for criminology - Conclusions References Index