chapter  6
Look for the Hidden Flaw The Human Aspects of Computer Crime and the FBI
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In this chapter, we will discuss some of the human aspects of computer crime. We will start with an FBI profile of different types of computer-related crimes and the typical perpetrators. While this profile was developed in 1995, it is still relevant today. There has been some discussion in the past years regarding hacker profiling, but the fact is that computer-related crime is not much different from other forms of larceny or vandalism. And, while the perpetrators of computer-related crimes may possess skills lacking in other criminals, many of the human aspects are quite similar. Most wouldn’t say the criminal profile for these traditional crimes has changed markedly in the past years, and we would argue that the profile for computer-criminals has not either.