Cybercrime: Key Issues And Debates by Alisdair A. GillespieCybercrime: Key Issues And Debates by Alisdair A. Gillespie

Cybercrime: Key Issues And Debates

byAlisdair A. GillespieEditorAlisdair A. Gillespie

Paperback | July 24, 2015

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As technology develops and internet-enabled devices become ever more prevalent new opportunities exist for that technology to be exploited by criminals. One result of this is that cybercrime is increasingly recognised as a distinct branch of criminal law. This book is designed for students studying cybercrime for the first time, enabling them to get to grips with an area of rapid change.

The book offers a thematic and critical overview of cybercrime, introducing the key principles and clearly showing the connections between topics as well as highlighting areas subject to debate. Written with an emphasis on the law in the UK but considering in detail the Council of Europe's important Convention on Cybercrime, this text also covers the jurisdictional aspects of cybercrime in international law. Themes discussed include crimes against computers, property, offensive content, and offences against the person, and recent controversial areas such as cyberterrorism and cyber-harassment are explored.

Clear, concise and critical, this text offers a valuable overview of this fast-paced and growing area of law.

Alisdair A. Gillespie is a Professor of Criminal Law and Justice and Head of the Law School at Lancaster University.
Title:Cybercrime: Key Issues And DebatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:July 24, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415712203

ISBN - 13:9780415712200

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Table of Contents

1. What is cybercrime? 2. JurisdictionPart 1: Crimes Against Computers3. Targeting the Technology 4. Offences Relating to Data 5. Cyberterrorism and CyberwarfarePart 2: Property6. Fraud 7. Virtual PropertyPart 3: Illicit Content8. Hate and Harm 9. Sexualised Content 1: Adult Pornography 10. Sexualised Content 2: Child PornographyPart 4: Offences Against the Person11. Offences Against the Person

Editorial Reviews

"For over three decades there have been extensive scholarly researches addressing the rapidly growing global phenomenon of cybercrime and its related threats. This book, composed of eleven chapters divided into four parts, tackles multiple issues pertaining to various aspects of the problem of cybercrime...The book is a welcome contribution to the scholarship of criminology, law, media, cyber-communication, public policy and sociology" el-Sayed el-Aswad, United Arab Emirates University, Horizons and Humanities and Social Sciences