Cybercrime and Society (2nd Revised edition)

Cybercrime and Society (2nd Revised edition)

By: Professor Majid Yar (author)Paperback

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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 censorship Complete 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.

About Author

I am a sociologist, criminologist and cultural/media analyst, with more than two decades of experience spanning academic research, teaching, writing, editing, leadership and mentoring. Educated at the Universities of York and Lancaster, I have held Faculty positions at the Universities of Lancaster, Kent, Keele and latterly Hull, where I was Professor of Sociology between 2008 and 2015. I have authored more than half a dozen scholarly books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles, and also conducted social scientific research with and for government, charities and business organisations. I have served as an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK, as well as assessing PhD theses in the UK and Australia across the fields of sociology, criminology and political theory. I serve on the Editorial Boards of a number of leading journals, regularly work with and advise academic publishers in the UK and United States, and provide editorial, advisory and mentoring services for clients ranging from undergraduate and post-graduate students to tenured Faculty.


About the Author Preface to the 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 Globalised World The Spectre of Cyberterrorism Why Cyber-Terror? Terrorist Advantages of Utilising Internet Attacks Rhetorics and Myths of Cyberterrorism Alternate 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 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 Study questions 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 Pluralised Policing: The Involvement of Quasi-State and Non-State Actors in Policing the Internet Privatised 'For-Profit' Cybercrime Policing Explaining the Pluralisation and Privatisation 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: The Case of Encryption Summary Study questions Further reading

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446201947
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781446201947
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1446201945
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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