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Principles of Cybercrime

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: September 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107034570

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  • Digital technology has transformed the way in which we socialise and do business. Proving the maxim that crime follows opportunity, virtually every advance has been accompanied by a corresponding niche to be exploited for criminal purposes; so-called 'cybercrimes'. Whether it be fraud, child pornography, stalking, criminal copyright infringement or attacks on computers themselves, criminals will find ways to exploit new technology. The challenge for all countries is to ensure their criminal laws keep pace. The challenge is a global one, and much can be learned from the experience of other jurisdictions. Focusing on Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal principles that apply to the prosecution of cybercrimes. This new edition has been fully revised to take into account changes in online offending, as well as new case law and legislation in this rapidly developing area of the law.

    • Doctrinal analysis of cybercrime laws allows for a deeper understanding of the applicable laws in this new and developing area of the law
    • Overviews of the law of each jurisdiction allow others to learn lessons from the experience of these four countries
    • Discusses in detail the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, the most comprehensive instrument addressing the challenges of cybercrime
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'As a doctrinal analysis, this title is likely to become a classic among cyber crime titles and will be useful to attorneys, researchers, students and general readers seeking to understand the interconnected relationship these four countries have developed in their separate and joint battles against cyber crime.' Laurie Selwyn, Freelance Law Librarian

    'Even for a non-lawyer, such as this reviewer, the concepts are well clarified and the language is accessible. It should probably sit on the shelves of anyone involved in the prevention, investigation or prosecution of CyberCrime and, more importantly, be taken down, read and referred to regularly. It will certainly form part of my library and is likely to find its way onto my students' reading lists.' Angus M. Marshal, Lecturer in CyberSecurity and Independent 'Expert' on Digital Evidence

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107034570
    • length: 579 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Cybercrime
    Part II. Computer as Target:
    2. Computer as target
    3. Access offences
    4. Modification or impairment of data
    5. Misuse of devices
    6. Interception of data
    Part III. Fraud and Related Offences:
    7. Fraud
    8. Criminal copyright infringement
    9. 'Spam'
    Part IV. Content-Related Offences
    10. Child pornography
    Part V. Offences against the Person:
    11. 'Grooming'
    12. Harassment
    13. Voyeurism
    Part VI. Jurisdiction:
    14. Jurisdiction.

  • Author

    Jonathan Clough, Monash University, Victoria
    Jonathan Clough is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Monash University, Australia. He teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on cybercrime. In addition to teaching cybercrime in the Monash LLM programme, he has written numerous articles on the topic. He has also provided advice to government on cybercrime related issues, and was a member of the Commonwealth Working Group of Experts on Cybercrime.

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