• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Cybercrime and Society provides a clear, systematic, and critical introduction to current debates about cybercrime. It locates the phenomenon in the wider contexts of social, political, cultural, and economic change. It is the first book to draw upon perspectives spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics, and cultural studies to examine the whole range of cybercrime issues.

Cybercrime and the Internet: An Introduction
Cybercrime and the internet: An introduction

Chapter 1 examines the following issues:

  • how cybercrime is perceived and discussed in society, politics and the media;
  • the kinds of questions that criminologists ask about cybercrime;
  • the emergence and growth of the Internet, the role it plays in a wide range of everyday activities, and how this growth creates new opportunities for offending;
  • how cybercrime can best be defined and classified;
  • whether and to what extent cybercrime can be considered a ‘new’ or ...
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