Crime in Cyberspace: Offenders and the Role of Organized Crime Groups

44 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013 Last revised: 7 Apr 2015

Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Mamoun Alazab

ANU Cybercrime Observatory, Australian National University

Brigitte Bouhours

Australian National University (ANU)

Steve Chon

ANU Cybercrime Observatory, Australian National University

Chen Da

Australian National University (ANU) - School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy

Date Written: May 16, 2013

Abstract

This working paper summarizes what is currently known about cybercrime offenders and groups. The paper briefly outlines definition and scope of cybercrime, the theoretical and empirical challenges in addressing what is known about cyber offenders, and the likely role of organized crime groups (OCG). The paper gives examples of known cases that illustrate individual and group behaviour, profiles typical offenders, including online child exploitation offenders, and describes methods and techniques commonly used to identify crimeware and help trace offenders.

Keywords: cybercrime, Internet crime, cyber offenders, online offenders, online child sex offenders, online investigation

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic and Grabosky, Peter and Alazab, Mamoun and Bouhours, Brigitte and Chon, Steve and Da, Chen, Crime in Cyberspace: Offenders and the Role of Organized Crime Groups (May 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211842 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2211842

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

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
51509 (6125 1509) (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.anu.edu.au/dirs/c5_search.php

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

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Mamoun Alazab

ANU Cybercrime Observatory, Australian National University ( email )

Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Australia
+61 2 6125 1506 (Phone)

Brigitte Bouhours

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia
+61261250115 (Phone)

Steve Chon

ANU Cybercrime Observatory, Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://cybercrime.anu.edu.au

Chen Da

Australian National University (ANU) - School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy

Australian National University
Building #8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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