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Cybercrimes: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

  • Sumit Ghosh
  • Elliot Turrini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introducing Cybercrimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elliot Turrini, Sumit Ghosh
      Pages 3-23
  3. Computing and Networking Technology and Cybercrimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Alan Boulanger, Sumit Ghosh
      Pages 45-72
    3. Paul Schneck
      Pages 73-94
    4. Richard Stanley
      Pages 95-126
  4. Economic Impact of Cybercrimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Michael Erbschloe
      Pages 129-140
    3. Michael Caloyannides
      Pages 141-150
  5. Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cybercrimes

  6. Psycho-Social Impact of Cybercrimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215

About this book


Designed to serve as a reference work for practitioners, academics and scholars worldwide, this book is the first of its kind to explain complex cybercrimes from the perspectives of multiple disciplines (computer science, law, economics, psychology, etc.) and scientifically analyze their impact on individuals, society, and nations holistically and comprehensively. In particular, the book shows - How multiple disciplines concurrently bring out the complex, subtle, and elusive nature of cybercrimes; - How cybercrimes will affect every human endeavor, at the level of individuals, societies, and nations; - How to legislate proactive cyberlaws, building on a fundamental grasp of computers and networking, and stop reacting to every new cyberattack; - How conventional laws and traditional thinking fall short in protecting us from cybercrimes; - How we may be able to transform the destructive potential of cybercrimes into amazing innovations in cyberspace that can lead to explosive technological growth and prosperity.


Computing Crime Cyberattacks Cybercrime Cyberlaw Networking Crime

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumit Ghosh
    • 1
  • Elliot Turrini
    • 2
  1. 1.TylerUSA
  2. 2.MendhamUSA

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"...Although the book is presented as a reference work for practitioners, academics and scholars worldwide, I would agree with the authors' assertion that it is written to appeal to a much wider audience. Some content is great and really accessible. The chapter on the formidable challenges posed by cybercrimes is thought-provoking, the condensed history of the development of malicious code is informative, and the summary of the international dimensions of cybercrime is also very engaging... I think it will provide any reader a greater understanding of the world we now live in, and many will enjoy it a lot more than they expect at the outset." (John D McGonagle, in: theJournalonline May 2011, p. 51)