Victimisation in a Digitised Society: A Survey Among Members of the Public into e-Fraud, Hacking and Other Frequently Occurring Crimes

Victimisation in a Digitised Society: A Survey Among Members of the Public into e-Fraud, Hacking and Other Frequently Occurring Crimes

By: Miranda Domenie (author), Johan van Wilsem (author), Rutger Leukfeldt (author)Paperback

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The internet has brought us great benefits but also new forms of vulnerability. Computers are attacked by hackers, people buying online are defrauded, and stalkers use digital technology to hound their victims. This research presents the first countrywide view of victimisation in the Netherlands caused by 'offences with a digital component', in other words cybercrime. The results were collated from data covering 9,163 users of the internet from the age of 15 upwards. They focus chiefly on the scale of victimisation and the factors affecting the risk of becoming a victim. The role of the police is also taken into account. The figures reveal that cybercrime has a serious impact on the daily life of ordinary people. It has all the characteristics of high-volume crime. This means that expertise on cybercrime ought to be broadly available throughout the entire chain of criminal law. The results of this research are significant for all who are involved in the digitisation of our society and in combating crime.

About Author

Miranda Domenie is researcher at the lectorate Cybersafety of the NHL University of Applied Sciences and Police academy Rutger Leukfeldt is researcher at the cyber safety research group of NHL University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Police Academy and is PhD candidate in organised cybercrime at the Open University of the Netherlands. Johan van Wilsem is a professor of Criminology at the University of Leiden Jurjen Jansen is researcher at the Cyber Safety Research Group of NHL University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Police Academy (the Netherlands). Wouter Stol is Professor of Police Studies at the Open University of the Netherlands, and chairholder for cyber safety at NHL University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Police Academy

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Method; 3. Hacking and Malware; 4. Financial Offences; 5. Offences in the Private Sphere; 6. Multiple Victimisation; 7. Police; 8. Conclusions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789462360686
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9789462360686
  • ISBN10: 9462360685

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