Understanding cybercrime in ‘real world’ policing and law enforcement

Curtis, Joanna and Oxburgh, Gavin (2022) Understanding cybercrime in ‘real world’ policing and law enforcement. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. 0032258X2211075. ISSN 0032-258X (In Press)

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Cybercrime is a growing issue, still not fully understood by researchers or policing/law enforcement communities. UK Government reports assert that victims of cybercrime were unlikely to report crimes immediately due to the perception that police were ill-equipped to deal with these offences. Additionally, these reports identify policing issues including a lack of cybercrime knowledge. This paper reviews current research, providing a comprehensive account of cybercrime and addressing issues in policing such offences. We achieve this by describing the technological, individual, social and situational landscapes conducive to cybercrime, and how this knowledge may inform strategies to overcome current issues in investigations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work is part of the CRITiCal project (Combatting cRiminals in The Cloud – funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [EP/M020576/1]).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybercrime, crime, cyber-criminals, policing, strategies, investigations
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 16:34
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 16:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49388

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