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Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, 3rd Edition by Eoghan Casey

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Chapter 9

Modus Operandi, Motive, and Technology

Brent E. Turvey

Contents

All our lauded technological progress—our very civilization—is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the development of computer and Internet technologies as they relate to both offender modus operandi and offender motive, that is, their impact on how and why criminals commit crimes. The context of this effort is informed by a historical perspective, and by examples of how computer and Internet technologies may have influenced criminal behavior. ...

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