Gráinne Kirwan

Dr. Gráinne Kirwan is a lecturer in psychology in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Ireland. She led the development of the MSc in Cyberpsychology programme in IADT, and co-ordinated the programme during its initial years. She has been teaching in higher education for twelve years and her primary areas of research are forensic psychology, virtual reality and cyberpsychology. Her doctoral research examined the motives and psychological characteristics of hackers. Her current research examines the use of virtual reality as an aid to police investigations and public attitudes towards cybercriminals and their victims. She has been quoted by several major publications regarding her expertise in the field of cyberpsychology, and she has also been interviewed by both regional and national radio and television stations. She regularly presents work at international psychological conferences and reviews articles for ‘Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking’ and ‘Computers in Human Behaviour’.

Publications

The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 372 pages.
As more individuals own and operate Internet-enabled devices and more critical government and industrial systems rely on advanced technologies, the issue of...
Hacking: Legal and Ethical Aspects of an Ambiguous Activity
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 16 pages.
Hacking is an activity which has long been tied with ethical and legal complications. The term has evolved to have both ethical and unethical connotations, which...
Ethics and Legal Aspects of Virtual Worlds
Andrew Power, Gráinne Kirwan. © 2012. 15 pages.
The development of a legal environment for virtual worlds presents issues of both law and ethics. The cross-border nature of online law and particularly law in...
Creating the Ground Rules: How can Cybercrimes be Defined and Governed?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 17 pages.
Can Forensic Psychology Contribute to Solving the Problem of Cybercrime?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 19 pages.
Can Theories of Crime be Applied to Cybercriminal Acts?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 15 pages.
Malware: Can Virus Writers be Psychologically Profiled?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 20 pages.
Internet Child Pornography: A Stepping Stone to Contact Offences?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 20 pages.
Online Child Predators: Does Internet Society Make Predation Easy?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 20 pages.
Cyberterrorism: Can Terrorist Goals be Achieved Using the Internet?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 21 pages.
Crime in Virtual Worlds: Should Victims Feel Distressed?
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 15 pages.
On-Line Governance
Gráinne Kirwan, Andrew Power. © 2012. 15 pages.
Online Identities in Virtual Worlds
Andrew Power, Gráinne Kirwan. © 2010. 16 pages.
Online identities need not reflect the true identity of the user. Relatively little is known about the use of online identities during e-learning and blended...