Why Digital Crime Works

  • Angus BancroftEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)


This chapter concludes by arguing that digital crime is something society is increasingly exposed to and, as such, it is treated as a normal threat. The changing configuration of the digital society is changing the capacity and autonomy of the citizen. Our digital lives are increasingly ‘modded’. Platforms tell us what we may say, who we may connect with, and assess us on our worth. It could be argued that this is the price of participating in a digital society. It is certainly a price that is being paid however much we may be aware of it while it is happening. In contrast the most successful criminal markets tend to eschew some of the techno-fixation of wired culture and rely on social interaction to maintain resilience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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