Investigating Digital Crime

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-09
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Investigating Digital Crimeis an accessible introduction to the relationship between the parallel growth of new digital technologies and their criminal exploitation. The book examines the reaction of the criminal justice system, both in terms of the general legislative context but also from the perspective of law enforcement, and provides a clear account of the different forms of digital crime. In order to enhance student understanding, this book includes a detailed description and analysis of digital crimes such as smart card crime, cyber crimes and telecommunication crimes in relation to a number of theoretical perspectives. The book clearly identifies the relationship between developments in digital technologies and changes in criminal behaviour.Numerous case studies are provided throughout, with examples from the UK, other European nations and the US illustrating both the theoretical perspectives offered and the associated investigative context. Opening with an introduction to the challenges of new technology crime and background to the phenomena, the book then moves on to discuss the legislative context, for example, the interception of email and its use as evidence in court. The latter half of the book examines a range of new technology crimes, from the illegal modification of games consoles and mobile phones, through to new forms of identity theft, card crime and the use of new technology by sex offenders. Covers a broad range of digital crime from IPR crime through to identity theft, telecommunications and card crime Written by leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field Offers a theoretical understanding and explanation of new technology crime and clearly describes and analyses the investigative and legislative context Includes numerous global case studies throughout to illustrate the theory in practice and to appeal to an international audience

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface by Robin Bryant
List of Figures
List of Tables
The challenge of digital crime
Technology and crime
Analogue and digital
The growth of digital technologies
Key features of digital crime
Growth and development of digital crime
A new criminology?
The legislative context for digital crime
International initiatives to combat digital crime
Legal initiatives in the UK to combat digital crime
Investigating digital crime
Digital evidence
How a digital device becomes involved in a crime
Forensic examination in practice
Professional accreditation
Digital evidence in the courts
Ethical issues
Professional development for digital forensics
Countering cybercrime
Recognising digital crime as something new
The inadequacy of existing law
What is cybercrime?
Legislation and law enforcement
Individual responsibilities
Keys and passwords
Encrypted hard drives
Email encryption
Wireless Local Area Networks
Encryption and investigation
IPR and technological protection measures
IPR in practice
Open source alternatives
Plastic card crime
Plastic card information storage systems
Card crime
Investigating card crime
Telecommunications Fraud
Telecommunication systems and services
Telecommunications crime
The Convention on Cybercrime
Telecommunications investigations
Identity and identity theft
Concepts of identity
Recognition and recognisability
Authority and authorisation
Recognition and authority in the digital world
Obtaining information through social engineering
ID Fraud in practice
Investigating identity theft
Internet grooming and paedophile crimes
Pre-digital paedophile crime
The internet and paedophile crimes
A brief history
Recent initiatives to combat internet child pornography
The internet grooming process
Digitalisation and crime
Mobile phones
Games consoles
Money laundering
Pharmaceutical drugs
Criminological and motivational perspectives
Criminological perspectives
Motivational perspectives
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