Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace

Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace

by Peter Grabosky, Russell G. Smith, Gillian Dempsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 052180597X

ISBN-13: 9780521805971

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The fundamental principle of criminology is that crime follows opportunity, and opportunities for theft abound in the digital age. This study names, describes and analyzes the range of electronic and digital theft, and constitutes the first major survey of the field. The authors cover a broad list of electronic misdemeanours, including extortion, defrauding

Overview

The fundamental principle of criminology is that crime follows opportunity, and opportunities for theft abound in the digital age. This study names, describes and analyzes the range of electronic and digital theft, and constitutes the first major survey of the field. The authors cover a broad list of electronic misdemeanours, including extortion, defrauding governments, telephone fraud, securities fraud, deceptive advertising and other business practices, industrial espionage, intellectual property crimes, and the misappropriation and unauthorized use of personal information. The book poses and attempts to answer some pressing questions concerning national sovereignty and enforceability of laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805971
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Theft and cyberspace; 2. Stealing funds electronically; 3. Digital extortion; 4. Defrauding governments electronically; 5. Telephone fraud and theft of internet services; 6. Online securities fraud; 7. Electronic 'snake oil': deceptive and misleading online advertising and business practices; 8. Intellectual property in cyberspace; 9. Industrial espionage in the digital age; 10. The electronic misappropriation and dissemination of personal information; 11. The limits of the law in controlling electronic theft; References; Index.

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