Cybercrime and Society

ISBN-10: 1446201945

ISBN-13: 9781446201947

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Majid Yar

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Cybercrime is a complex and ever-changing phenomenon. This book offers a clear and engaging introduction to this fascinating subject by situating it in the wider context of social, political, cultural and economic change. Taking into account recent developments in social networking and mobile communications, this new edition tackles a range of themes spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics and cultural studies, including:- computer hacking- cyber-terrorism- piracy and intellectual property theft- financial fraud and identity theft- hate speech- internet pornography- online stalking- policing the internet- surveillance and censorshipComplete with useful recommendations for further reading, incisive discussion questions and an updated glossary of key terms, Cybercrime and Society is an essential resource for all students and academics interested in cybercrime and the future of the Internet.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 5/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122

About the Author
Preface to second edition
Acknowledgements
Cybercrime and the Internet: An Introduction
Perceptions of cybercrime
Cybercrime: questions and answers
A brief history and analysis of the Internet
Defining and classifying cybercrime
What's 'new' about cybercrime?
How many crimes? Assessing the scale of internet offences
Challenges for criminology, criminal justice and policing
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Hackers, Crackers and Viral Coders
Hackers and hacking - contested definitions
Representations of hackers and hacking: technological fears and fantasies
What hackers actually do: a brief guide for the technologically bewildered
Hacker myths and realities: wizards or button-pushers?
'Why do they do it?' Motivation, psychology, gender and youth
Hacking and the law: legislative innovations and responses
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Political Hacking: From Hacktivism to Cyberterrorism
Introduction
Hacktivism and the politics of resistance in a globalized world
The spectre of cyberterrorism
Why cyberterror? Terrorist advantages of utilizing internet attacks
Rhetorics and myths of cyberterrorism
Alternative conjunctions between terrorism and the Internet
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Virtual 'Pirates': Intellectual Property Theft Online
Introduction
Intellectual property, copyright and piracy; an overview
Scope and scale of piracy activity
Explaining the growth of internet piracy
Who are the 'pirates'?
The development of anti-piracy initiatives
Thinking critically about piracy statistics
Thinking critically about intellectual property rights
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Cyber-Frauds, Scams and Cons
Introduction
Scope and scale of online fraud
Varieties of online fraud
Online fraud: perpetrators' advantages and criminal justice's problems
Strategies for policing and combating internet frauds
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Illegal, Harmful and Offensive Content Online: From Hate Speech to 'the Dangers' of Pornography
Introduction
Thinking about 'hate speech'
Hate speech online
Legal, policing and political challenges in tackling online hate speech
The growth and popularity of internet pornography
Criminological issues relating to internet pornography
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Contents
Child Pornography and Child Sex Abuse Imagery
Introduction
Child pornography and the Internet: images, victims and offenders
Legislative and policing measures to combat online child pornography
Legal and policing challenges in tackling child pornography
The controversy over virtual child pornography
Summary 125 Study questions 125 Further reading
The Victimization of Individuals Online: Cyberstalking and Paedophilia
Introduction
The emergence of stalking as a crime problem
Cyberstalking
Online paedophilia
Thinking critically about online victimization: stalking and paedophilia as moral panics?
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Policing the Internet
Introduction
Public policing and the cybercrime problem
Pluralized policing: the involvement of quasi-state and non-state actors in policing the internet
Privatized 'for-profit' cybercrime policing
Explaining the pluralization and privatization of internet policing
Critical issues about private policing of the Internet
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Cybercrimes and Cyberliberties: Surveillance, Privacy and Crime Control
Introduction
From surveillance to dataveillance: the rise of the electronic web
The development of internet surveillance
The dilemmas of surveillance as crime control of encryption
Summary
Study questions
Further reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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