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Cyber Economic Crime in India

An Integrated Model for Prevention and Investigation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Balsing Rajput
      Pages 3-12
    3. Balsing Rajput
      Pages 13-23
  3. Understanding Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Balsing Rajput
      Pages 79-96
  4. Response of System in Combating the CEC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Balsing Rajput
      Pages 195-224
  5. Way Forward for Combating CEC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-262

About this book


This volume provides an overview of cyber economic crime in India, analyzing fifteen years of data and specific case studies from Mumbai to add to the limited research in cyber economic crime detection. Centering around an integrated victim-centered approach to investigating a global crime on the local level, the book examines the criminal justice system response to cyber economic crime and proposes new methods of detection and prevention. It considers the threat from a national security perspective, a cybercrime perspective, and as a technical threat to business and technology installations.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Changing landscape of crime in cyberspace
  • Cybercrime typology
  • Legal framework for cyber economic crime in India
  • Cyber security mechanisms in India

A valuable resource for law enforcement and police working on the local, national, and global level in the detection and prevention of cybercrime,Cyber Economic Crime in India will also be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in financial crimes and white collar crime.


cybercrime cyber economic crime financial crime economic crime internet crime data theft technology and crime cybercrime in India legal frameworks of cybercrime criminal justice perspectives

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

About the authors

Balsing Khandusing Kamal Rajput M Tech, Ph.D. is a serving police officer in Maharashtra state police, speaker and researcher. He has strategic and technical expertise in the field of cybersecurity. He has first-hand experience of building 51 cyber labs and 43 cyber police stations for cybercrime investigation in Maharashtra State. He has led the implementation of the Automatic Multimodal Biometric Identification System project. He is a key member of the team of Maharashtra Cyber Security Project. for development of integrated cybersecurity environment for the state through Maharashtra Computer Emergency Response Team, Predictive Policing Solution and setting up of Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity.

He was the part of the cybersecurity delegation of India to Israel in 2016 and Estonia in 2019. He is the team lead of Maharashtra Cyber Digital Crime Unit to develop the anti-piracy solutions which won the "IP Champions Award "of the USA Chamber of Commerce. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow 2017 of UK and International Visiting leadership Program Fellow of the USA for Cyber Security in 2019.

He has worked in the economic offenses wing of Mumbai police and investigated many sensitive cases. He has experience leading teams in large and complex police security arrangements for big events. He has experience of working in Anti Extremist/ Naxal Operations. He has worked in communal riot sensitive areas and stabilized communal harmony with his citizen-friendly community policing initiatives. As a police officer, he has expertise and experience to maintain law and order; ensure prevention and detection of crime, and investigate and supervise serious cybercrimes and economic offenses. He was a state nodal officer for the social media analysis unit of the election commission for Maharashtra state for assembly and parliamentary elections in 2019.

He has led the capacity building efforts for cybersecurity and cybercrime investigation for Maharashtra police though long-term training programs. He is working on prevention online exploitation children and women in cyberspace through initiatives like Operation Blackface and Cyber Safe Woman campaign.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cyber Economic Crime in India
  • Book Subtitle An Integrated Model for Prevention and Investigation
  • Authors Balsing Rajput
  • Series Title Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Series on Asian Criminology and Criminal Justice Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-44654-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-44657-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-44655-0
  • Series ISSN 2522-5545
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-5553
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 262
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cybercrime
    Financial Crime
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