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Cybercrime: August 2010


Journal articles

  • Can virtual crimes be punished under Australian law? / Amanda Mason / Amanda Mason
    Internet law bulletin 13(4) Aug 2010: 70-72
  • Civic community, population change, and violent crime in rural communities / Travis C Pratt, Kristy Holtfreter and Michael D Reisig
    Journal of research in crime and delinquency 47(3) Aug 2010: 267-296
    Summary: Civically robust communities are much better positioned to weather population change than civically weak communities, but continuous change over time compromises the protective effect that civic robustness provides against serious crime.
  • Criminological theory in the digital age : the case of social learning theory and digital piracy / Robert G Morris and George Higgins
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) Jul / Aug 2010: 470-480
    Summary: This study supports social learning theory to explain the likelihood of digital piracy.
  • Grooming for terror : the internet and young people / Christopher J Lennings, Krestina L Amon, Heidi Brummert and Nicholas J Lennings
    Psychiatry, psychology and law 17(3) Aug 2010: 424-437
    Summary: This article reviews what is currently known about the development of hate sites into sophisticated recruitment and attitude influencing mechanisms.
  • Hackers, fraudsters and ordinary users : the House of Representatives cyber crime report / Patrick Leader-Elliott and Melissa De Zwart
    Internet law bulletin 13(4) Aug 2010: 64-69
  • Liquid embezzlement : earthquake reveals bogus water rights rip-off / Alexander J Mcleod and John R Mills
    Fraud magazine 24(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 57-60
  • Privacy on Facebook : issues and implications for individual and employers / Lisa Jarrett / Lisa Jarrett
    Internet law bulletin 13(4) Aug 2010: 58-63
  • Routine online activity and internet fraud targeting : extending the generality of Routine Activity Theory / Travis C Pratt, Kristy Holtfreter and Michael D Reisig
    Journal of research in crime and delinquency 47(3) Aug 2010: 267-297
    Summary: The authors draw on routine activity theory and consumer behavior research to understand how personal characteristics and online routines increase people's exposure to motivated offenders.
  • 'Safe sext'? Young people, technology and sexual violence / Anastasia Powell
    DVRCV quarterly no. 2 Winter 2010: 1-5
  • Spear-phishing email scam : stealing from small- and medium-sized businesses / Robert E Holtfreter
    Fraud magazine 24(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 16-18 + [1] p
  • Threatening communications / David Kirk
    Journal of criminal law 74(4) Aug 2010: 281-283
    Summary: Opinion piece wondering whether determination to banish prejudice, hatred and unfairness and to embrace equality, diversity, political correctness, safety and health has made modern society prudish, prurient, hypocritical, censorious, nasty or daft and unable to tell the difference between normal human frustrations and threats to security.