This book by Thomas Holt, Adam Bossler and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar offers a comprehensive and integrative introduction to cybercrime. It offers an authoritative synthesis of the disparate literature on the various types of cybercrime, the investigation and detection of cybercrime and the role of digital information, and the wider role of technology as a facilitator for social relationships between deviants and criminals. It includes coverage of:

  • key theoretical and methodological perspectives,
  • computer hacking and digital piracy,
  • economic crime and online fraud,
  • pornography and online sex crime,
  • cyber-bulling and cyber-stalking,
  • cyber-terrorism and extremism,
  • digital forensic investigation and its legal context,
  • cybercrime policy.

The new edition features two new chapters, the first looking at the law enforcement response to cybercrime and the second offering an extended discussion of online child pornography and sexual exploitation.

This book includes lively and engaging features, such as discussion questions, boxed examples of unique events and key figures in offending, quotes from interviews with active offenders and a full glossary of terms. The new edition includes QR codes throughout to connect directly with relevant websites. It is supplemented by a companion website that includes further exercises for students and instructor resources. This text is essential reading for courses on cybercrime, cyber-deviancy, digital forensics, cybercrime investigation and the sociology of technology.

The book is expected to be published in November 2017. You can pre-order it here.

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