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Cybercrime
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791094065
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9406-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 364
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Every new technology gives rise to new forms of crime; computers and the Internet are no exception. Following the rapid growth of the World Wide Web, criminals have found ways to do everything from steal money to lure victims to their deaths via cyberspace. Cybercrime explains the various dangers and risks of going online, how law enforcement works to combat these crimes, and how to avoid becoming a victim of an online crime.

Chapters include:

  • The Threat of Cybercrime
  • Studying Cybercrime
  • Cybertheft and Illegal Goods
  • Identity Theft and Phishing
  • Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying
  • Online Pornography
  • Hacking and Malware
  • How to Avoid Cybercriminals.

Cases covered include:

  • Viruses, such as Code Red, Melissa, and Creep
  • Kevin Mitnick, notorious hacker
  • 414s, a hacker gang
  • Abuse, bullying, and stalking via social-networking sites.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Policy at the University of Baltimore. He has researched, written, and lectured on national security, political violence, political crime, violent crime, corrections, and policing for more than two decades. Ross is the author, coauthor, editor, and coeditor of 11 books, including Political Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach and Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System.

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