Blackstone's Handbook of Cyber Crime Investigation provides a clear and detailed introduction to cyber crime, offering you an effective operational guide to the complexities and challenges of investigating cyber-related crimes.
Written by a team of experts, this unique book provides police officers with an operational reference and resource addressing all manner of cyber crime threats, including online anti-social behaviour and hate crimes, organised cyber crime and fraud, online child exploitation and cyber terrorism. Presented in four main parts, Parts 1 and 2 offer an overview of the different types of cyber crime and explanations of the national structures and strategies in place to combat them, as well as case
studies and scenarios. Part 3 offers practical guidance on the investigation of cyber crimes, developed with the support and guidance of a multi-disciplinary team of cyber experts from policing, academia and private industry, and Part 4 covers the key legislation, police powers and points to prove
relevant to each key category of offending and is written by the Police National Legal Database. All sections in Part 4 are accompanied by explanatory notes and related case law, ensuring quick and clear translation of cyber crime powers and provisions.
Concise and accessible, this book is an ideal reference and resource for all operational police officers, the extended police family and partners working to keep communities safe from the online phenomenon of cyber crime.
Dr Andrew Staniforth is a serving police Detective Inspector and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC). A qualified teacher and former Special Branch detective and counter-terrorism practitioner, he is the author of the Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook (2013), Blackstone's Handbook of Ports & Border Security (2013) and Blackstone's Practical Policing: Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism (2014). He also leads the Law Enforcement Agency aspects of project COURAGE, a two-year multi-agency European Commission security research project, designed to establish a cyber crime and cyber terrorism research agenda in 2015 for the European Commission Research Executive Agency. The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a comprehensive online legal resource of up to date legislation that is used by all 43 police forces in England and Wales. PNLD is governed by the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Police and continues to provide complete reassurance that the law is being applied correctly.
PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT FROM CYBER CRIME; PART II: RESPONDING TO CYBER CRIME; PART III: INVESTIGATING CYBER CRIMES; PART IV: CYBER LAW; APPENDICES