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This innovative text provides an excellent introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents clear, concise explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material practical and easy to understand.
The book identifies and defines common and emerging high-technology crimes-exploring their history as well as their original and current methods of commission. Then it delineates the procedural issues associated with investigating technology-assisted crime. The text provides a basic introduction to computer forensics, explores legal issues in the admission of digital evidence, and examines the future of the field, including criminal justice responses and a focus on the emerging field of cybercriminology.
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Current events in the news are highlighted throughout the text, showing how issues are being encountered in actual practice. Updated references to further reading and online resources provide interested readers with a means of continuing their education with related books, articles, and court cases. A new chapter covers the new and exciting area of cybercriminology, in which scholars are working to gain a better understanding of what causes individuals to engage in the many cyber-related crimes discussed in this work.
1. An Introduction to High-Technology Crime
2. Hackers, Crackers, and Phone Phreaks
3. Identity Theft and Bandits of the Information Superhighway
4. Digital Child Pornography and the Abuse of Children in Cyberspace
5. Financial Fraud and Con Artistry on the Net
6. Emerging Crimes on the Internet
7. Investigating the Internet: Examining Online Investigations and Sting Operations
8. Seizure of Digital Evidence
9. Executing a Search Warrant for Digital Evidence
10. An Introduction to Computer Forensics
11. Legal Issues in the Admission of Digital Evidence
12. The Future of High-Technology Crime