Cyber Criminology by K. Jaishankar
Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior

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Synopsis

Victimization through the Internet is becoming more prevalent as cyber criminals have developed more effective ways to remain anonymous. And as more personal information than ever is stored on networked computers, even the occasional or non-user is at risk. A collection of contributions from worldwide experts and emerging researchers, Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior explores today’s interface of computer science, Internet science, and criminology.



Topics discussed include:





The growing menace of cyber crime in Nigeria
Internet gambling and digital piracy
Sexual addiction on the Internet, child pornography, and online exploitation of children
Terrorist use of the Internet
Cyber stalking and cyber bullying
The victimization of women on social networking websites
Malware victimization and hacking
The Islamic world in cyberspace and the propagation of Islamic ideology via the Internet
Human rights concerns that the digital age has created



Approaching the topic from a social science perspective, the book explores methods for determining the causes of computer crime victimization by examining an individual’s lifestyle patterns. It also publishes the findings of a study conducted on college students about online victimization.



Advances in information and communications technologies have created a range of new crime problems that did not exist two decades ago. Opportunities for various criminal activities to pervade the Internet have led to the growth and development of cyber criminology as a distinct discipline within the criminology framework. This volume explores all aspects of this nascent field and provides a window on the future of Internet crimes and theories behind their origins.



K. Jaishankar was the General Chair of the First International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), held January 15-17, 2011 at the Hotel Jaipur Greens in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
 

About K. Jaishankar

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K. Jaishankar, PhD, is a senior assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is the founding president of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and founding executive director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling. Among the recent books he has written and/or co-edited are Cyber Bullying: Profile and Policy Guidelines, International Perspectives on Crime and Justice, Trends and Issues of Victimology, and Crime Victims and Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Principles. He pioneered the development of the new field of cyber criminology and is the proponent of the space transition theory of cyber crimes. His areas of academic competence include cyber criminology, victimology, crime mapping, geographic information systems, communal violence, theoretical criminology, policing, and crime prevention.
 
Published February 22, 2011 by CRC Press. 461 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Crime.