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Identity Theft

  • By: Lynne Vieraitis & Heith Copes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

According to the 1998 Identity Theft Assumption and Deterrence Act, identity theft occurs when a person uses or possess a means of identification of another person (without that person's authority) to commit, aid, or abet any unlawful activity. Interestingly, even with ...

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