Cybercrime and Society
- Majid Yar - Lancaster University, UK, Lancaster University
- Kevin F. Steinmetz - Kansas State University, USA
The book has undergone extensive updates and expands on the topics addressed in the 2013 edition, with updated analysis and contemporary case studies on subjects such as: computer hacking, cyberterrorism, hate speech, internet pornography, child sex abuse, and policing the internet. New author Kevin Steinmetz brings further expertise to the book, including an in-depth insight into computer hacking.
The third edition also includes two new chapters:
- “Researching and Theorizing Cybercrime” explains how criminological theories have been applied to various cybercrime issues, and also highlights the challenges facing the academic study of cybercrime.
- “Looking toward the Future of Cybercrime” examines the implications for future cybercrimes, including biological implants, cloud-computing, state-sponsored hacking and propaganda, and the effects online regulation would have on civil liberties.
The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including: Lecturer slides, Multiple-choice questions, web links, podcasts, and exclusive SAGE videos.
Suitable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying cybercrime and cybersecurity.
PowerPoint Slides for each chapter, to be used as guidelines for course content and adapted as needed for the module’s necessities. Multiple Choice Questions designed to elaborate on chapter contents and further critical analysis on the key issues.
- Free access to SAGE Videos and Podcasts, carefully selected to enhance the content discussed in the book.
- Web links for each chapter. Including blogs, datasets, and webpages for Societies, hacktivist groups, online piracy news and more.
Packed with reams of new, cutting edge material, Majid Yar and Kevin Steinmetz have managed to broaden an already capacious volume. This is the definitive book on the subject.
In an ever-shifting technological landscape, Yar and Steinmetz have successfully and comprehensively captured the nature and scope of cybercrime concerns in contemporary society. With engaging examples and case studies, and astute insights into the concerns and challenges faced in this space, this is a must-buy for scholars of cybercrime.
I am very pleased to see a new edition of Cybercrime and Society, and the addition of Kevin Steinmetz to the authorship. This book has been a staple across my research and teaching.
This is a key text for those exploring this contemporary topic. Excellent topics and accessibly written.
An interesting book, one that is up to date, and having shared with students they have requested this be ordered into the library.