- The Online Self
- Impression Management and Self-Presentation Online
- The Myth of the Digital Native and What It Means for Higher Education
- Technology Interference in Couple and Family Relationships
- Textese: Language in the Online World
- The Social Consequences of Online Interaction
- Online Support Communities
- Digital Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability
- The Psychology of Online Lurking
- Social Media and Cyberactivism
- Socially Connecting Through Blogs and Vlogs: A Social Connections Approach to Blogging and Vlogging Motivation
- Positive Aspects of Social Media
- Managing Your Health Online: Issues in the Selection, Curation, and Sharing of Digital Health Information
- A Psychological Overview of Gaming Disorder
- Video Games and Behavior Change
- Psychosocial Effects of Gaming
- Enacting Immorality Within Gamespace: Where Should We Draw the Line, and Why?
- Gaming Classifications and Player Demographics
- The Rise of Cybercrime
- Cybercrime and You: How Criminals Attack and the Human Factors That They Seek to Exploit
- The Group Element of Cybercrime: Types, Dynamics, and Criminal Operations
- Cultural Considerations on Online Interactions
- Online Romantic Relationships
- Uses and Gratifications of Social Media: Who Uses It and Why?
- Game Transfer Phenomena: Origin, Development, and Contributions to the Video Game Research Field
- Conceptualizing Online Groups as Multidimensional Networks
- Image Sharing on Social Networking Sites: Who, What, Why, and So What?
- Cyberpsychology Research Methods
- Adolescent and Emerging Adult Perception and Participation in Problematic and Risky Online Behavior
- Policing Cybercrime through Law Enforcement and Industry Mechanisms
- The Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Playing Video Games
- Personality and Internet Use: The Case of Introversion and Extroversion
Abstract and Keywords
Unlike many other types of crime, it is possible to make a good estimate for when the first cybercrimes occurred. It is unfortunately much more difficult to clearly define and categorize cybercrime, despite attempts by many key researchers in the field to do so. This chapter describes various types of cybercrime and presents typologies of cybercrime proposed by various researchers. It considers the problems in quantifying cybercrime and presents various reasons why such crimes may not be reported by victims or witnesses or recorded by law enforcement agencies. It provides an overview of various methods by which cybercrime can be prevented, including policing, diversion, deterrence, and developing target resistance. For many of these, psychological insights can help to provide guidance in the deterrence of offenders and preventative measures of targets.
Grainne H. Kirwan, Lecturer in Psychology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Ireland
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