Understanding cybercrime in ‘real world’ policing and law enforcement

Curtis, Joanna ORCID: 0000-0002-8279-6166 and Oxburgh, Gavin (2023) Understanding cybercrime in ‘real world’ policing and law enforcement. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 96 (4). pp. 573-592. doi:10.1177/0032258X221107584

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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
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybercrime; Crime; Cyber-criminals; Policing; Strategies; Investigations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Depositing User: Charlotte Crutchlow
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2024 10:41
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024 10:45
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13988

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