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Financial Identity Theft

Context, Challenges and Countermeasures

  • Interdisciplinary approach of the topic of identity theft

  • Gives an insight how identity theft occurs and how perpetrators of the crime manage to take advantage of developments

  • In-depth comparative analysis between the United States (where identity theft first occured) and the Netherlands

Book

Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 1-23
  3. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 25-37
  4. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 39-103
  5. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 105-161
  6. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 163-210
  7. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 211-224
  8. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 225-247
  9. Nicole S. van der Meulen
    Pages 249-283
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 285-305

About this book

Introduction

When identity theft first emerged as a problem of public policy in the United States, during the last decade of the twentieth century, the rest of the world was still fast asleep. This changed several years later as other countries awakened to similar problems and a sense of potential urgency surrounding the topic of identity theft began to spread. Identity theft, especially as a result of developments in digital technology, became a threat worthy of social and political attention. With its (gradual) spread the need increases to understand how identity theft occurs and how perpetrators of the crime manage to take advantage of developments within contemporary society. For such an understanding it is vital to assess the effectiveness of current countermeasures and introduce innovative ones.

 

This book provides such an understanding through an in-depth comparative analysis which illustrates how and to what extent states, financial service providers, consumers, and others facilitate the occurrence of financial identity theft in the United States and the Netherlands. Its comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach makes the book essential background reading for policy makers and scholars in Information Technology, Criminology and Public policy to develop strategies for the fight against identity theft.

Keywords

Digital Technology Financial Identity Theft Information Security Public Policy Situational Crime Prevention

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GOVCERTThe HagueNetherlands

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