Cyberpredators and Their Prey

Shapiro, Lauren R.

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2022-09-13
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 366
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  • ISBN: 0367551713
  • ISBN-13: 9780367551711
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The online environment has emerged as a continuous and unfettered source of interpersonal criminal activity beyond physical boundaries. Cyberpredators commit their crimes by employing the Internet and online services-social network platforms, online groups and organizations, smart phone apps, bulletin board systems, online forums, websites, internet relay chat channels-to locate and harm victims of all ages through attacking, exploiting, humiliating, bullying, harassing, threatening, defrauding, and extorting.

Cyberpredators and Their Prey describes non-sexual and sexual interpersonal crimes-online romance scam, swatting, trolling, stalking, bullying, harassment, minor sexting, sexual trafficking, child sexual abuse material, sextortion, and image-based sexual abuse offenses. Each chapter contains: crime definition and relevant issues; typical cyberpredator, motives, and methods; typical victims and behaviors that make them targets; current criminal laws for prosecuting cybercrimes and assessment of their applicability and effectiveness as deterrents; the crime's impact on individual victims and society in general; and cybersecurity prevention and intervention strategies. Also covered are the unique challenges that the regulation, investigation, and prosecution of these cybercrimes pose to criminal justice and private security agents worldwide; the need for society to hold companies operating online responsible for their role in cybercrime; and how aspects of the online environment (i.e., anonymity, toxic disinhibition, de-individuation, inculpability) contribute to harmful and abusive interpersonal interaction, particularly when enacted by perpetrators as part of a group attack.

Key features:

  • Portrays material through multidisciplinary lens of psychology, criminal justice, law, and security
  • Provides consistent, practical information about online criminals and victims
  • Compares online to offline versions of the same crime
  • Discusses adequacy of current laws for prosecuting cybercriminals
  • Considers elements of the online environment that foster criminal activity
  • Describes social engineering techniques
  • Considers the role of intimate partner violence in cybercrimes
  • Reviews 21st century skills needed to educate and protect potential targets

Cyberpredators and Their Prey will prove essential reading to those who are studying to become, or are currently, security professionals; law enforcement personnel and investigators; intelligence agents; private investigators; lawyers; compliance officers; social service workers; and other professionals who deal with interpersonal cybercrime through the lens of social science.




- 以心理學、刑事司法、法律和安全等多學科角度呈現材料
- 提供關於在線罪犯和受害者的一致、實用信息
- 將在線和離線版本的同一犯罪進行比較
- 討論現行法律對起訴網絡罪犯的適用性
- 考慮促成犯罪活動的在線環境因素
- 描述社交工程技術
- 考慮親密伴侶暴力在網絡犯罪中的作用
- 檢討教育和保護潛在目標所需的21世紀技能



Dr. Lauren R. Shapiro is an Associate Professor at the John Jay College in New York. She has degrees in Psychology (B.A., M.S., Ph.D.) and Criminal Justice (M.S. specializing in Law Enforcement); postdoctoral research (Fellow in the Carolina Consortium on Human Development at UNC/CH; Associate and Project Coordinator at Rutgers University); and legal work experience (Extern with the Honorable Ralph Erickson in the U.S. District Court of North Dakota; Intern with the Fargo North Dakota Police Department). Dr. Shapiro focuses on physical security, cybersecurity, and private investigation. She co-authored, Multidisciplinary Investigation of Child Maltreatment (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016), and co-edited, Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management (Springer, 2021), with Dr. Marie-Helen Maras.


Dr. Lauren R. Shapiro是紐約約翰傑學院的副教授。她擁有心理學(學士、碩士、博士)和刑事司法(碩士,專攻執法)學位;博士後研究(北卡羅來納大學教堂山分校人類發展卡羅來納聯盟研究員;羅格斯大學副教授和項目協調員);以及法律工作經驗(北達科他州聯邦地區法院榮譽法官拉爾夫·埃里克森實習生;北達科他州法戈警察局實習生)。Shapiro博士專注於物理安全、網絡安全和私人調查。她與Marie-Helen Maras博士合著了《兒童虐待的多學科調查》(Jones&Bartlett Learning,2016),並與Marie-Helen Maras博士共同編輯了《安全與緊急管理百科全書》(Springer,2021)。