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#FutureCrime: What Is Crime in the Age of New Media?

  • Rebecca M. Hayes
  • Kate Luther
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)


The commission and control of crime are changing due to new media. Crimes are committed online, law enforcement investigates the social media accounts of alleged perpetrators, and questions are being asked about the responsibility of new media in crime control responses. Using four case studies, this chapter explores crime and victimization in the context of new media. Each case study addresses a particular form of new media crime—trolling, revenge porn, cyberbullying, and performance crime—and examines prevalence, the criminal legal response, and emerging questions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca M. Hayes
    • 1
  • Kate Luther
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Michigan UniversityMount PleasantUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Lutheran UniversityTacomaUSA

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