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  • 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.

Hackers, Crackers and Viral Coders
Hackers, crackers and viral coders

Chapter 2 examines the following issues:

  • how definitions of computer hacking and hackers are constructed and contested;
  • how political, criminal justice and popular representations of hackers embody wider cultural concerns about technological and social change;
  • the kinds of activities involved in hacking, and the tools and techniques used to undertake them;
  • the realities behind the myth of hacking as an expert and elite activity;
  • the ...
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