Identity Theft / Edition 2

Identity Theft / Edition 2

by James E. Headley, Julia E. Koza, David A. May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820458449

ISBN-13: 9780820458441

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Although a relatively new crime, identity theft has dramatically increased in occurrence and severity since the early 1990s. By definition, identity theft is the obtainment and fraudulent use of another person’s personal information, which can be relatively innocuous or much more serious. A talented criminal can take another individual’s social security

Overview

Although a relatively new crime, identity theft has dramatically increased in occurrence and severity since the early 1990s. By definition, identity theft is the obtainment and fraudulent use of another person’s personal information, which can be relatively innocuous or much more serious. A talented criminal can take another individual’s social security number, credit card information, checks, or other personal information, and use that information to impersonate the individual, manipulating a system that increasingly relies on nonpersonal identifiers. The political, legal, and criminal justice systems are struggling to catch up with the identity theft epidemic, while struggling with the technology that gives rise to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820458441
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Studies in Crime and Punishment, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
Introduction1
Chapter 1Problems of Identity and Identity Thieves8
Chapter 2The Scope of the Problem24
Chapter 3Information and Technology: Problem and Promise45
Chapter 4Federal Laws on Identity Theft65
Chapter 5State Laws on Identity Theft83
Chapter 6Case Studies99
Conclusions120
Notes127

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