Cyber Crime (Crime and Detection Series)

Cyber Crime (Crime and Detection Series)

by Andrew Grant-Adamson
     
 

Cyber Crime examines a new and terrifying dimension of the Electronic Age, where crime is flourishing without the restrictions of national boundaries. This is a global phenomenon that leaves police struggling to catch up. Cyber Crime explores how the new and fascinating culture of the Internet has led young people to idolize computer hackers and commit criminal acts.… See more details below

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Cyber Crime examines a new and terrifying dimension of the Electronic Age, where crime is flourishing without the restrictions of national boundaries. This is a global phenomenon that leaves police struggling to catch up. Cyber Crime explores how the new and fascinating culture of the Internet has led young people to idolize computer hackers and commit criminal acts. The book examines the motivation of virus writers, and looks at the way organized crime is reinventing itself to exploit the "global village." The book also looks at the first tentative steps towards the creation of a global police force to combat this new form of crime.

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VOYA
The twenty stand-alone volumes of the "Crime and Detection" series have much to recommend them. The topics, such as domestic violence, government intelligence agencies, international terrorism, and forensics, comprise today's headlines. The three volumes reviewed here are attractive and filled with compelling photographs related to the subject at hand. The text, appropriate for middle school and early junior high students, does not condescend or sugarcoat the information. Rather, each volume presents in clear, simple language, information about tough, often grisly topics. In Cyber Crime, Grant-Adamson focuses on the security compromises and economic damage that hackers wreak on society. Several notorious hackers are featured, as are the latest efforts being taken to stay one step ahead of the current crop of techno-miscreants. The Hate Crimes volume is a sobering view of the history of attacks fueled by rage against religion, sexual orientation, race, or politics. Photographs of Matthew Shepard, mourners of Columbine, and of course, September 11 are some of the powerful portraits of the devastation caused by unchecked hatred. Forensic Science is a natural draw for CSI and Court TV fans. Innes does not flinch in his descriptions of the meticulous science of investigating gruesome clues to solve violent crimes. The in-your-face photographs include an x-ray of a bullet lodged in a skull, the bloodied bodies of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and gory footprints at a murder scene. The challenge of this worthwhile series is sloppy editing. In Cyber Crime, confusing language muddies an analysis of internal versus external hacking statistics. In Hate Crimes, Wright describes three hate-relatedkillings and then writes, "Incidents that are more serious have occurred" when clearly he meant to say, "less serious" to describe attacks that damage property. Forensic Science also could have benefited from a more critical eye. The index to that volume is mislabeled as glossary. Still, the overall content of each volume is strong enough to warrant serious consideration of this modestly priced series. Glossary. Index. Photos. Charts. Further Reading. Chronology. VOYA Codes: 3Q 4P M J (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2003, Mason Crest, 96p. PLB Andersen
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-These titles examine the diversity of crimes committed around the world. Each lavishly illustrated, oversized volume has a photograph or reproduction on every spread, many times taking up a full page. Numerous fact boxes expand on the topics mentioned in the texts. Black gives an overview of the history and operation of Mafia in the U.S. and profiles organized crime in China, Japan, Russia, and Britain. One chapter is devoted to the criminal activities of biker gangs in the U.S. and in Canada. Grant-Adamson looks at hackers, viruses, and computer crimes that have come to light in the age of the Internet. Innes includes famous cases from Scotland and London along with the Zodiac murders, the Black Dahlia case, and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. The subject matter and presentations will appeal to reluctant readers, and may lead readers to further research.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590843697
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Crime and Detection Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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