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Cybercrime Prevention

Theory and Applications

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  • Identifies and articulates evidence-based approaches to cybercrime to understand ‘what works’
  • Chronicles the unique aspects of offending within digital contexts and the challenges such contexts pose
  • Speaks to those interested in criminal justice, information technology, and computer science, and to those in law enforcement agencies, private security firms, and organizations

Part of the book series: Crime Prevention and Security Management (CPSM)

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This book articulates how crime prevention research and practice can be reimagined for an increasingly digital world. This ground-breaking work explores how criminology can apply longstanding, traditional crime prevention techniques to the digital realm. It provides an overview of the key principles, concepts and research literature associated with crime prevention, and discusses the interventions most commonly applied to crime problems. The authors review the theoretical underpinnings of these and analyses evidence for their efficacy. Cybercrime Prevention is split into three sections which examine primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention. It provides a thorough discussion of what works and what does not, and offers a formulaic account of how traditional crime prevention interventions can be reimagined to apply to the digital realm. 


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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Primary Forms of Prevention

  2. Secondary Forms of Prevention

  3. Tertiary Forms of Prevention

  4. New Directions



Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Russell Brewer

  • Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

    Melissa de Vel-Palumbo, Andrew Goldsmith

  • Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    Alice Hutchings

  • School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

    Thomas Holt

  • Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

    David Maimon

About the authors

Russell Brewer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Melissa de Vel-Palumbo is Lecturer at the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at Flinders University, Australia.

Alice Hutchings is Lecturer in the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Thomas Holt is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, USA.

Andrew Goldsmith is Strategic Professor and Director of the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at Flinders University, Australia.

David Maimon is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University, USA.



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