Trends in Computer Crime and Cybercrime Research During the Period 1974-2006: A Bibliometric Approach

  • Chichao Lu
  • Wenyuan Jen
  • Weiping Chang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4430)


The aim of this study is to explore trends in computer crime and cybercrime research from 1974 to 2006. All publications for this analysis were drawn from the ISI Web of Science, the Science Citation Index (SCI), and the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The ISI Web of Science is considered a powerful and relatively accurate tool in bibliometric studies. About 292 papers related to computer crime and cybercrime were published during this period. The greatest number of these papers was written in English, and the annual output increased significantly after 2003. In the period under study, most papers originated in the USA. Approximately 57% of the publications were articles, and 72% of these articles had single authors. More bibliometric analyses are described in this study, which shows a high scientific production of articles on computer crime and cybercrime publications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chichao Lu
    • 1
  • Wenyuan Jen
    • 2
  • Weiping Chang
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for General Education, Overseas Chinese Institute of TechnologyTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Information Management, Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology 
  3. 3.Department of Student Affairs, Central Police UniversityTaiwan

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