An essential reference for scholars and others whose work brings them into contact with managing, policing and regulating online behaviour, the Handbook of Internet Crime emerges at a time of rapid social and technological change. Amidst much debate about the dangers presented by the Internet and intensive negotiation over its legitimate uses and regulation, this is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on cybercrime to date.

The Handbook of Internet Crime gathers together the leading scholars in the field to explore issues and debates surrounding internet-related crime, deviance, policing, law and regulation in the 21st century. The Handbook reflects the range and depth of cybercrime research and scholarship, combining contributions from many of those who have established and developed cyber research over the past 25 years and who continue to shape it in its current phase, with more recent entrants to the field who are building on this tradition and breaking new ground. Contributions reflect both the global nature of cybercrime problems, and the international span of scholarship addressing its challenges.

chapter |8 pages


The Internet, cybercrime and the challenges of the twenty-first century
ByYvonne Jewkes, Majid Yar

part |158 pages

Histories and Contexts

chapter |21 pages

Reinterpreting Internet history

ByJames Curran

chapter |29 pages

On the globalisation of crime

The Internet and new criminality
ByBarry Sandywell

chapter |21 pages

The Internet and everyday life

ByVincent Miller

chapter |16 pages

Criminalising cyberspace

The rise of the Internet as a ‘crime problem
ByDavid S. Wall

chapter |25 pages

Crime, film and the cybernetic imagination

ByCraig Webber, Jeff Vass

chapter |22 pages

Fiction, fantasy and transformation in the imaginaries of cybercrime

The novel and after
BySheila Brown

part |224 pages

Forms of Internet Crime

chapter |21 pages

Hackers, viruses and malicious software

BySteven Furnell

chapter |20 pages

Terror's web

How the Internet is transforming terrorism
ByDorothy E. Denning

chapter |16 pages


Construction, criminalisation and control
ByMaggie Wykes, Daniel Harcus

chapter |25 pages

Cyber-protest and civil society

The Internet and action repertoires in social movements
ByJeroen Van Laer, Peter Van Aelst

chapter |18 pages

Intellectual property crime and the Internet

Cyber-piracy and 'stealing' information intangibles
ByDavid S. Wall, Majid Yar

chapter |29 pages

Identity theft and fraud

ByRussell G. Smith

chapter |18 pages

The sex industry, regulation and the Internet

ByTeela Sanders

chapter |26 pages

Child pornography

ByMajid Quayle

chapter |22 pages

Harm, suicide and homicide in cyberspace

Assessing causality and control
ByMaggie Wykes

part |129 pages

Internet Law and Regulation

chapter |18 pages

The emergence of computer law

ByMartin Wasik

chapter |24 pages

Recent developments in UK cybercrime law

ByLilian Edwards, Judith Rauhofer, Majid Yar

chapter |29 pages

Recent developments in US Internet law

BySusan W. Brenner

chapter |26 pages

Transnational developments in Internet law

ByKatherine S. Williams

chapter |28 pages

Online surveillance and personal liberty

ByMichael McGuire

part |110 pages

Policing the Internet

chapter |21 pages

Public policing and Internet crime

ByYvonne Jewkes

chapter |16 pages

The private policing of Internet crime

ByMajid Yar

chapter |20 pages

The virtual neighbourhood watch

Netizens in action
ByMatthew Williams

chapter |21 pages

Internet technologies and criminal justice

ByJanet Chan, Gerard Goggin, Jasmine Bruce