Marginalized Voices: The Absence of Nigerian Scholars in Global Examinations of Online Fraud

  • Cassandra Cross


Current online fraud research presents a narrative dominated by global North scholars and perspectives. While Nigerian scholars have examined the problem of online fraud, this research has largely been marginalized from academic discourse. This chapter seeks to rectify this exclusion through an analysis of research examining online fraud within a Nigerian context. It highlights aspects of Nigerian society and culture which are currently missing in global North perspectives (particularly as they relate to spirituality), which impact on the discourses and measures currently employed against online fraud globally. Overall, this chapter argues that a recognition and subsequent inclusion of these findings by Nigerian scholars is critical to building a more effective and holistic approach to target online fraud, not only within Nigeria but worldwide.


Online fraud Nigeria Global North Global South Cybercrime 


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  • Cassandra Cross
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  1. 1.Faculty of Law, School of JusticeQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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