Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror

by Thomas J. Holt, George W. Burruss, Adam M. Bossler

Tags: Computer Crime/Cybercrime, Homeland Security

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174 pp $27.00

ISBN 978-1-61163-256-9
eISBN 978-1-5310-0317-3

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The purpose of Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror is to provide an in-depth discussion of the perceptions and responses of U.S. law enforcement agencies at all levels in dealing with cybercrime and cyberterror. The themes for this book include the challenges that cybercrime and digital evidence handling pose for local and state agencies, the jurisdictional and investigative hurdles that hinder the response capabilities of police agencies, and the complexities of the actual investigation of these offenses and their impact on officers.

This text analyzes data collected from local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., in order to understand officer perceptions of and responses to cybercrime and cyberterrorism, along with samples from digital forensic examiners, to understand their stress, satisfaction, secondary trauma, and coping mechanisms in response to work experiences. The findings demonstrate the realities of policing cybercrimes and those involving digital evidence processing relative to traditional offenses. Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror addresses a gap in the policing literature by examining the various technological and policy changes needed to increase the investigative response of police agencies, along with various internal policies to improve support for forensic investigators.

PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption. Sample slides from the full 53-slide presentation are available to view here. Email bhall@cap-press.com for more information.

"Policing Cybercrime and Cyberterror is a must-read for anyone who is interested in cybercrime or pursuing a career in cybercrime investigation. The authors do an excellent job of providing readers with the latest trends in cybercrime research while also presenting new findings in this area. I strongly recommend this book!" — Robert M. Worley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lamar University

"...a timely addition to the study of policing and criminal activity on a number of counts. [The book] makes a valuable contribution to the study of policing in general, but in particular in understanding of the operational culture of cybercrime investigators. This is important as increasingly policing includes the monitoring of electronic communications and Internet sources." — David Lowe, Criminal Justice Review 41(2)

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