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Cybercrime and Society

Cybercrime and Society

Third Edition
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March 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The third edition of Cybercrime and Society provides readers with expert analysis on the most important cybercrime issues affecting modern society.

The book has undergone extensive updates and expands on the topics addressed in the 2013 edition, with updated analysis and contemporary case studies on subjects such as: computer hacking, cyberterrorism, hate speech, internet pornography, child sex abuse, and policing the internet. New author Kevin Steinmetz brings further expertise to the book, including an in-depth insight into computer hacking.

The third edition also includes two new chapters:

  • “Researching and Theorizing Cybercrime” explains how criminological theories have been applied to various cybercrime issues, and also highlights the challenges facing the academic study of cybercrime.
  • “Looking toward the Future of Cybercrime” examines the implications for future cybercrimes, including biological implants, cloud-computing, state-sponsored hacking and propaganda, and the effects online regulation would have on civil liberties.

The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including: Lecturer slides, Multiple-choice questions, web links, podcasts, and exclusive SAGE videos.

Suitable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying cybercrime and cybersecurity.

Cybercrime and the Internet: An Introduction
Researching and Theorizing Cybercrime
Hackers, Crackers and Viral Coders
Political Hacking: From Hacktivism to Cyberterrorism
Virtual ‘Pirates’: Intellectual Property Theft Online
Cyber-frauds, Scams and Cons
Illegal, Harmful and Offensive Content Online: From Hate Speech to ‘the Dangers’ of Pornography
Child Pornography and Child Sex Abuse Imagery
The Victimization of Individuals Online: Cyberstalking and Paedophilia
Policing the Internet
Cybercrimes and Cyberliberties: Surveillance, Privacy and Crime Control
Conclusion: Looking Toward the Future of Cybercrime


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For Instructors

  • PowerPoint Slides for each chapter, to be used as guidelines for course content and adapted as needed for the module’s necessities.
  • Multiple Choice Questions designed to elaborate on chapter contents and further critical analysis on the key issues.

For Students

  • Free access to SAGE Videos and Podcasts, carefully selected to enhance the content discussed in the book.
  • Web links for each chapter. Including blogs, datasets, and webpages for Societies, hacktivist groups, online piracy news and more.

Packed with reams of new, cutting edge material, Majid Yar and Kevin Steinmetz have managed to broaden an already capacious volume. This is the definitive book on the subject.

Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky University

In an ever-shifting technological landscape, Yar and Steinmetz have successfully and comprehensively captured the nature and scope of cybercrime concerns in contemporary society. With engaging examples and case studies, and astute insights into the concerns and challenges faced in this space, this is a must-buy for scholars of cybercrime.

Alyce McGovern, University of New South Wales, Australia

I am very pleased to see a new edition of Cybercrime and Society, and the addition of Kevin Steinmetz to the authorship. This book has been a staple across my research and teaching.

Cassandra Cross, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology

This is a key text for those exploring this contemporary topic. Excellent topics and accessibly written.

Mr Stuart Agnew
Criminology, University of Suffolk
October 30, 2019

An interesting book, one that is up to date, and having shared with students they have requested this be ordered into the library.

Miss marie bradwell
Children and Young People, University of St Mark And St John
February 18, 2020

Majid Yar

I am a sociologist, criminologist and cultural/media analyst, with more than two decades of experience spanning academic research, teaching, writing, editing, leadership and mentoring.Educated at the Universities of York and Lancaster, I have held Faculty positions at the Universities of Lancaster, Kent, Keele and latterly Hull, where I was Professor of Sociology between 2008 and 2015.I have authored more than half a dozen scholarly books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles, and also conducted social scientific research with and for government, charities and business organisations. I... More About Author

Kevin F. Steinmetz

Dr. Kevin Steinmetz is a criminologist on faculty within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. He maintains multiple research interests but his primary area of study is technocrime and control.  In addition, Dr. Steinmetz examines racial inequalities within the criminal justice system as well as issues surrounding popular culture, crime, and crime control. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as The British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology,Deviant Behavior, Race & Justice, and Social Justice, to name a few.  Be sure to check out his books, Hacked: A Radical... More About Author

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