Essentials in cybercrime

Essentials in cybercrime
  • A criminological overview for education and practice
  • Editorial board: W. van der Wagen, J.J. Oerlemans, and M. Weulen Kranenbarg
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-247-5, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2021
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Cybercrime has greatly increased in recent years. That is why it is important for criminologists and legal professionals to learn the basics about cybercrime. This book offers insights into the various types and features of cybercrime, offender and victim characteristics, quantitative and qualitative methods for studying cybercrime, criminological theories that can be used to understand cybercrime, and possible countermeasures and interventions. In addition to criminological aspects, the book deals with a number of legal topics, including the criminalisation of cybercrime, the detection process and the investigative powers that can be used by the law enforcement agencies in the online domain.

Essentials in cybercrime is written for criminology and law students, as well as for professionals in law enforcement and practice. We are proud that we were able to cover the essential topics relating to cybercrime and also feel that we are able to provide a good theoretical foundation, based on scientific research.

Information about the author(s)

Dr. Wytske van der Wagen works as an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the criminology department. In 2018 she obtained her PhD from the University of Groningen with her thesis entitled: From cybercrime to cyborg crime: An exploration of cybercrime, offenders and victims through the lens of actor-network theory. She has been involved in cybercrime education since 2011. Her expertise lies mainly in cyber offending/offenders, (cyber)criminological theories and the human-technology nexus.

Prof. dr. Jan-Jaap Oerlemans is an endowed professor of intelligence and law at Utrecht University. In 2017, he obtained his PhD degree for his dissertation Investigating Cybercrime at Leiden University. He has been publishing about cybercrime and digital investigations for over 10 years. In his current research he also focusses on national security law. Prof. Oerlemans is an editor for the Dutch journal Computerrecht (Computer law) and a member of the Cybercrime expert group for the Court of Appeals in The Hague.

Dr. Marleen Weulen Kranenbarg is assistant professor in criminology at the School of Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. In 2018 she completed her dissertation research entitled: Cyber-offenders versus traditional offenders: an empirical comparison at the NSCR (Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement). Her current research focuses mainly on three themes within cybercrime: 1. differences with traditional crime 2. the role of online and offline peers and 3. ethical hacking and positive use of ICT skills. She has been involved in bachelor and master education about cybercrime since 2014.

Product specifications

Editorial board W. van der Wagen, J.J. Oerlemans, and M. Weulen Kranenbarg
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-247-5,#1 edition
Publication date 22 december 2021
Number of pages 352 Pages
Suitable for Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO), Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO)
Brand Eleven
Subject(s) Criminologie, General
Language English

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