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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.

The Victimization of Individuals Online: Cyberstalking and Paedophilia
The victimization of individuals online: Cyberstalking and paedophilia

Chapter 7 examines the following issues:

  • the nature and development of stalking as a form of criminal offence;
  • the debate about online stalking or ‘cyberstalking’ as a growing crime problem;
  • the issue of online child sexual victimization;
  • the argument that current concerns about Internet stalking and paedophilia are in fact moral panics, and an unwarranted over-reaction to a marginal crime problem.

In Chapter 6, we explored criminological issues related to various kinds of harmful and objectionable speech and representation that appear online. Such ...

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