Every new technology gives rise to new forms of crime; computers and the Internet are no exception. Following the rapid growth of the World Wide Web, criminals have found ways to do everything from steal money to lure victims to their deaths via cyberspace. In addition, the Internet has enabled many otherwise law-abiding people to commit crimes, such as illegally downloading movies and music. Cybercrime explains the many dangers and risks of online activity, how law enforcement works to combat these crimes, and how to avoid becoming a victim of or committing an online crime.
From mob rackets to corporate crimes, from gang wars to serial killers, crime is a fact of life. Fighting it is not an easy job. Each book in the Criminal Investigations series examines a particular type of crime and focuses on the methods and techniques that law-enforcement authorities employ to investigate and prevent it. Written in an engaging, fact-based style meant to inform as well as inspire readers these books document the fascinating world of criminal investigations.