Trust and Crime in Information Societies

Trust and Crime in Information Societies

By: Brian S. Collins (editor), Robin Mansell (editor)Hardback

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This fascinating book gathers together an enviable range of experts from a variety of disciplines to study how trust and crime interact with new digital technologies. It provides a critical discussion on the prospects of the Internet and on the future of crime and crime prevention. It also presents a realistic vision of the implications and uncertainties of future developments in cyberspace, and identifies the key issues affecting the way in which today's complex information societies are evolving. The distinguished authors begin by exploring the social, economic and technological issues surrounding cyberspace. They identify the measures that need to be implemented to avoid the potential for the Internet to encourage new types of crime and to facilitate traditional crime. They then analyse topics such as the possible drivers of the evolution of cyberspace, the prospects created by innovations in technology, the threats and barriers to cyberspace development, and the feasibility and effectiveness of proposed crime prevention measures. They also address the important issues of risk, privacy and trust in cyberspace, and discuss the ethical, legal and regulatory issues. This important new book will be of immense value to academics and researchers with an interest in the social and technological aspects of information and communication technologies, law, criminology, public policy, Internet security and risk management. It will also appeal to a broad audience that is concerned about the potential threats posed by the advance of the information superhighway.

About Author

Edited by Robin Mansell, Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Brian S. Collins CB, FREng, Professor of Engineering Policy, Director, UCL Centre of Engineering Policy, Director, International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF) and Head, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, University College London, UK


Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction Robin Mansell and Brian S. Collins PART I: STATE OF THE ART 2. Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention Brian S. Collins and Robin Mansell PART II: FUTURE CYBERSPACE SYSTEMS 3. Dependable, Pervasive Systems Cliff Jones and Brian Randell 4. Identities and Authentication Fred Piper, Matthew J.B. Robshaw and Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche 5. Knowledge Technologies and the Semantic Web Kieron O'Hara and Nigel Shadbolt 6. Trust in Agent-Based Software Sarvapali D. Ramchurn and Nicholas R. Jennings PART III: EXPERIENCING CYBERSPACE 7. Confidence and Risk on the Internet William H. Dutton and Adrian Shepherd 8. Perceptions of Risk in Cyberspace Jonathan Jackson, Nick Allum and George Gaskell 9. The Future of Privacy Protection Charles D. Raab 10. Usability and Trust in Information Systems M. Angela Sasse 11. Risk Management in Cyberspace James Backhouse, with Ayse Bener, Narisa Chauvidul-Aw, Frederick Wamala and Robert Willison 12. The Economics of Cyber Trust between Cyber Partners Jonathan Cave PART IV: COMMENTARY ON ETHICAL, MARKET, LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES 13. Cyberspace Markets, Social Capital and Trust W. Edward Steinmueller 14. The Ethics of Cyber Trust Kieron O'Hara 15. Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention: Towards Generally Accepted Digital Principles John Edwards Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845421779
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781845421779
  • ISBN10: 1845421779

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