Cybercrime: Digital Cops in a Networked Environment [NOOK Book]


The Internet has dramatically altered the landscape of crime and national security, creating new threats, such as identity theft, computer viruses, and cyberattacks. Moreover, because cybercrimes are often not limited to a single site or nation, crime scenes themselves have changed. Consequently, law enforcement must confront these new dangers and embrace novel methods of prevention, as well as produce new tools for digital surveillance—which can jeopardize privacy and civil ...

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The Internet has dramatically altered the landscape of crime and national security, creating new threats, such as identity theft, computer viruses, and cyberattacks. Moreover, because cybercrimes are often not limited to a single site or nation, crime scenes themselves have changed. Consequently, law enforcement must confront these new dangers and embrace novel methods of prevention, as well as produce new tools for digital surveillance—which can jeopardize privacy and civil liberties.

Cybercrime brings together leading experts in law, criminal justice, and security studies to describe crime prevention and security protection in the electronic age. Ranging from new government requirements that facilitate spying to new methods of digital proof, the book is essential to understand how criminal law—and even crime itself—have been transformed in our networked world.

Contributors: Jack M. Balkin, Susan W. Brenner, Daniel E. Geer, Jr., James Grimmelmann, Emily Hancock, Beryl A. Howell, Curtis E.A. Karnow, Eddan Katz, Orin S. Kerr, Nimrod Kozlovski, Helen Nissenbaum, Kim A. Taipale, Lee Tien, Shlomit Wagman, and Tal Zarsky.

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Editorial Reviews

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“When a crime scene is in cyberspace, forget the yellow tape. Boundaries, along with evidence and procedure, need to be re-envisioned. Or, as Daniel E. Geer Jr. puts it: ‘Digital law is and must be counterintuitive’ because our intuitions about the physical world can be misleading when applied to the digital realm. Mr. Geer’s essay on the ‘physics of digital law’ is a fitting start to Cybercrime: Digital Cops in a Networked Environment, a collection of writings assembled by the Information Society Project, at Yale Law School.”

-The Chronicle of Higher Education


“A timely and important collection of materials from highly qualified authors. Cybercrime will provide a wealth of new insights both for general readers and for those who study and teach about the legal and policy implications of the internet.”

-David Johnson,Visiting Professor of Law, New York Law School

Cybercrime is written by the leading academic experts and government officials who team together to present a state-of-the-art vision for how to detect and prevent digital crime, creating the blueprint for how to police the dangerous back alleys of the global Internet.”

-Peter P. Swire,C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, the Ohio State University, and former Chief Counselor for Priva

“The collection provides an interesting and insightful exploration of the digital environment in which cybercrimes take place and the conditions that affect their regulation. . . . A book that criminologists should read because there is much to be learned from it. . . . A good scholarly piece of work by heavyweight contributors who both individually and collectively make substantial contributions to the cybercrime debate.”
-Surveillance & Society


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814789704
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project. He is the author of numerous books and the editor of What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said (NYU Press, 2002). He lives in New Haven, CT.

James Grimmelmann, Nimrod Kozlovski, Shlomit Wagman, and Tal Zarsky are Fellows of the ISP.

Eddan Katz is the Executive Director of the Information Society Project.

Eddan Katz is International Affairs Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before EFF, Eddan was the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project and Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School. He is co-editor of Cybercrime: Digital Cops in a Networked Environment.

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Table of Contents

Introduction   Jack M. Balkin   Nimrod Kozlovski     1
The New Crime Scene: The Digital Networked Environment
The Physics of Digital Law: Searching for Counterintuitive Analogies   Daniel E. Geer, Jr.     13
Architectural Regulation and the Evolution of Social Norms   Lee Tien     37
Where Computer Security Meets National Security   Helen Nissenbaum     59
New Crimes: Virtual Crimes of the Information Age
Real-World Problems of Virtual Crime   Beryl A. Howell     87
New Cops: Rethinking Law Enforcement in a Digital Age
Designing Accountable Online Policing   Nimrod Kozlovski     107
Counterstrike   Curtis E. A. Karnow     135
New Tools for Law Enforcement: Design, Technology, Control, Data Mining, and Surveillance
Why Can't We All Get Along? How Technology, Security, and Privacy Can Coexist in the Digital Age   Kim A. Taipale     151
CALEA: Does One Size Still Fit All?   Emily Hancock     184
New Procedures: E-Prosecution, E-Jurisdiction, and E-Punishment
The Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime   Susan W. Brenner     207
Digital Evidence and the New Criminal Procedure   Orin S. Kerr     221
About the Contributors     247
Acknowledgments     253
Index     255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    The narrator of the book depended upon which chapter you read. E

    The narrator of the book depended upon which chapter you read. Each chapter was narrated by a different person. The majority of the book
    was narrated in third-person. I did research on several of the narrators, and they seemed very reliable. Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski received his Ph.D
     in law from Yale Law School, and accomplished his Post Doctoral research at Yale School of Computer Sciences. Lee Tien received his
    bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and later received his law degree from University of California at Berkley School of Law. Finally, Beryl A. Howell 
    works as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. These are just a few of the many reliable narrators in this book.
    Although this book did not explicitly state the main theme, personally the main theme to me was, "The digital world is not the physical world." p.32
    The book contains this line that I think sums up everything that I read, and it truly relates back to that quote. I believe that genre of this book could be considered a narrative-nonfiction.
    Most of the other narrative non-fictions propose a story that continues till the end of that book. This book, Cybercrime, discusses main key points to the world of cybercrime.
    At the beginning of most of the chapters in the book, there is a general topic, and as you read through that chapter, you'll see headings of sub-topics that relate back to that
    general topic. Although, chapter 5 tells us true stories about actual, "Real-World Problems of Virtual Crime." p.87 Also this book is generally facts based as you read through it, there really isn't a story that the narrators stick by.
    This authors of this book are Naomi Cohen, Eddan Katz, Shlomit Wagman, and Nimrod Kozlovski. This piece is the only published book that both Shlomit Wagman, and Nimrod Kozlovski have on the market.
    Eddan Katz has another book on the market called, "The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives". His book discusses law, technology, and society.
    Finally, Naomi Cohen has other books on the market, such as, "The Americanization of Zionism" and "Encounter with Emancipation". The only work that would relate to this book would be Eddan Katz' book "The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives".
    Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book, but there was one thing that I didn't enjoy so much. I did not like the fact that there were a bunch of facts thrown at me, but no story behind it. Personally, I enjoy reading books that have a story and plot behind it. The plot keeps me on my toes,
    and makes me want to continue reading. But I did like the fact that the information was very reliable, and the stuff that I read about was very interesting.
    I would definitely want to read more by these authors, but I would enjoy it more if there was a main plot or story behind the information, not just facts.
    I would encourage others to read this book, only if they are interested in the topics of Computer Science, and Cybercrime. If they don't particularly enjoy these topics, I would not recommend this book to them.

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