Researching Cybercrime

Since the 1990s, Internet crime, or cybercrime, has increasingly caught the imagination of academics, policymakers, and security services. This is reflected in the rise of related literature and policy documents over that period and is a result of an important recognition that we must sit up and take seriously the evolving threats posed by individuals and organized crime groups (including terrorists) who use integrated networks to commit crime. Cybercrime relates to acts whereby integrated networks are used as a means to commit crime, or the network itself or devices on the network are the target of the crime. This involves instances where technology can aid or enhance traditional forms of crime and also where technology creates new types of crimes. However, as discussed in this ...

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