Crime in Cyberspace: Offenders and the Role of Organized Crime Groups
44 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013 Last revised: 7 Apr 2015
Date Written: May 16, 2013
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
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