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Description - Cybercrime by David S. Wall

How has the internet transformed criminal behaviour? What is
different about cybercrime compared with traditional criminal
activity? What new criminal opportunities have arisen? What impact
might cybercrime have on public security?
In this exciting new text, David Wall carefully examines these
and other important issues. He discusses what is known about
cybercrime, disentangling the rhetoric of risk assessment from its

Looking at the full range of cybercrime, he shows how the
increase in personal computing power available within a globalized
communications network has affected the nature of and response to
criminal activities. Drawing on empirical research findings and
multidisciplinary sources he goes on to argue that we are beginning
to experience a new generation of automated cybercrimes, which are
almost completely mediated by networked technologies that are
themselves converging.

We have now entered the world of low impact, multiple victim
crimes in which bank robbers, for example, no longer have to
meticulously plan the theft of millions of dollars. New
technological capabilities at their disposal now mean that one
person can effectively commit millions of robberies of one dollar
each. Against this background, David Wall scrutinizes the
regulatory challenges that cybercrime poses for the criminal (and
civil) justice processes, at both the national and the
international levels.
This book offers the most comprehensive, and intellectually
robust, account of cybercrime currently available. It is suitable
for use on courses across the social sciences, and in computer
science, and will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745627366
ISBN-10: 0745627366
Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 161mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David S. Wall

D.S. Wall, Professor of Criminal Justice, Head of the School of Law and member of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds

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