Cybercrime and On-Line Safety in Cyberspace

INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF CRIMINOLOGY, pp. 153-165, C. Smith, S. Zhang, R. Barbaret, eds., Routledge: New York, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2012

See all articles by Roderic Broadhurst

Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory; School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Date Written: July 26, 2009

Abstract

Cybercrime is essentially a transnational crime with a ‘modus operandi’ that exploits inter-state differences in the capacity to respond to such crime, and appears in the same company as such powerful global concerns as civil war, genocide and poverty (United Nations 2004). This transnational character provides cybercriminals, especially organized crime (OC), with the agility to avoid counter-measures even when implemented by capable actors (Brenner 2002, 2006; Council of Europe 2004). Although some have questioned the existence of organized criminal activities in cyberspace, several studies have noted the potential and actual synergy between organized crime and cyberspace in recent years. This paper outlines some of the issues and problems in respect to the role of OC in cybercrime.

Keywords: cybercrime, internet, organised crime, Budapest Convention

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond, Cybercrime and On-Line Safety in Cyberspace (July 26, 2009). INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF CRIMINOLOGY, pp. 153-165, C. Smith, S. Zhang, R. Barbaret, eds., Routledge: New York, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2171559

Roderic Broadhurst (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

ANU Cybercrime Observatory ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
+12104587867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/raymondchooau/

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