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The Psychology of Cyber Crime

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The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles aims to be the leading reference examining the psychology of cybercrime. This book considers many aspects of cybercrime, including research on offenders, legal issues, the impact of cybercrime on victims, punishment, and preventative measures. It is designed as a source for researchers and practitioners in the disciplines of criminology, cyberpsychology and forensic psychology, though it is also likely to be of significant interest to many students of information technology and other related disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
    3. Section 2: Internet-specific Crimes
    4. Section 3: Online variations of offline crimes
    5. Section 4: Crimes in Virtual Worlds
    6. CONCLUSION
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. Chapter 3: Can Theories of Crime be Applied to Cybercriminal Acts?
    1. Abstract
    2. Definitions and Key Terms
    3. Theories of Crime and Their Application to Cybercrime
    4. Conclusion
  7. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Creating the Ground Rules
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. RESPONDING TO CYBERCRIME
      4. LESSONS FROM INTERNATIONAL LAW
      5. GOVERNANCE ISSUES
      6. FUTURE TRENDS AND RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Can Forensic Psychology Contribute to Solving the Problem of Cybercrime?
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Promoting the benefits of forensic psychology in cybercrime cases
      4. Future trends and research
      5. Conclusion
  8. Section 2: Internet-Specific Crimes
    1. Chapter 4: Is the Research to Date on Hackers Sufficient to Gain a Complete Understanding of the Psychology Involved?
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Methods of Hacking
      4. Motives for Hacking
      5. Profile and Personality Characteristics of Offenders
      6. Punishment
      7. Prevention Methods and Efficacy
      8. Difficulties in Hacker Research
      9. Future Trends and Research
      10. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 5: Malware
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Motives of Malware Producers
      4. Vandalism and Malware
      5. Profile and Personality Characteristics of Virus Writers
      6. How can Damage Due to Malware be Prevented?
      7. Future Trends and Research
      8. Conclusion
  9. Section 3: Online Variations of Offline Crimes
    1. Chapter 6: Identity Theft and Online Fraud
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Methods of Attack for Online Schemes
      4. Profile and Personality Characteristics of Offenders
      5. Effects on Victims
      6. Solutions: Prevention Methods and Efficacy
      7. Future Trends and Research
      8. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 7: Internet Child Pornography
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Background and Psychology of Child Pornography Offenders
      4. Psychology of Victims
      5. Punishment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
      6. Future Trends and Research
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 8: Online Child Predators
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. The Grooming Process Online
      4. Psychology of Offenders
      5. Psychology of Victims
      6. Solutions
      7. Future Trends and Research
      8. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 9: Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Methods of Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking
      4. Psychology of Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking
      5. Solutions
      6. Future Trends and Research
      7. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 10: Music, Video and Software Piracy
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Psychological Insights into Offenders
      4. Potential Solutions
      5. Future Trends and Research
      6. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 11: Cyberterrorism
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Psychology of Terrorism
      4. Solutions
      5. Future Trends and Research
      6. Conclusion
  10. Section 4: Crimes in Virtual Worlds
    1. Chapter 12: Crime in Virtual Worlds
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Property Crimes
      4. Crimes Against the Person
      5. Analysis of Virtual Crime
      6. Effects on Victims
      7. Policing and Prevention of Crimes in Virtual Worlds
      8. Punishment
      9. Future Trends and Research
      10. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 13: On-Line Governance
      1. Abstract
      2. Background: Governments’ Loss of Power
      3. Regaining Power by Reconnecting
      4. A Virtual Government?
      5. Conclusion
  11. The Psychology of Cyber Crime:Concepts and PrinciplesCompilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index