Investigating High-Technology Computer Crime


  • Robert Moore

This innovative text provides an excellent introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents clear, concise explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material practical and easy to understand.

The book identifies and defines common and emerging high-technology crimes-exploring their history as well as their original and current methods of commission. Then it delineates the procedural issues associated with investigating technology-assisted crime. The text provides a basic introduction to computer forensics, explores legal issues in the admission of digital evidence, and examines the future of the field, including criminal justice responses and a focus on the emerging field of cybercriminology.

Current events in the news are highlighted throughout the text, showing how issues are being encountered in actual practice. Updated references to further reading and online resources provide interested readers with a means of continuing their education with related books, articles, and court cases. A new chapter covers the new and exciting area of cybercriminology, in which scholars are working to gain a better understanding of what causes individuals to engage in the many cyber-related crimes discussed in this work.

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Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-5582-4

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to High-Technology Crime

2. Hackers, Crackers, and Phone Phreaks

3. Identity Theft: Tools and Techniques of Twenty-First Century Bandits

4. Digital Child Pornography and the Abuse of Children in Cyberspace

5. Financial Fraud and Con Artistry on the Net

6. Online Harassment and Cyberstalking

7. Intellectual Property Theft and Digital File Sharing

8. Investigating on the Web: Examining Online Investigations and Sting Operations

9. Seizure of Digital Evidence

10. Executing a Search Warrant for Digital Evidence

11. An Introduction to Computer Forensics

12. The Future of High-Technology Crime

13. An Introduction to Cybercriminology